We had a chance yesterday to go up on the roof of the Federal Courthouse Building and check-in on our raptor cam red-tails in their new nesting location. When we arrived the male was perched across the square from the nest on the corner of the Portland Building. The ecoroof of this building has become a regular hang-out for these birds. The red-tails have nested a couple of floors down from the rooftop, somewhat back on a ledge. We wanted to explore the possibility of whether a new camera would be feasible at this location. The angles and obstructions will make it challenging but the wizards at KGW are hard at work looking for a solution.
The good news is that the harks are doing well at this location and they have a great view! The female was incubating eggs when we arrived and remained on the eggs during the entire time we were there. The male soarded and hunted over Londsdale and Chapman Squares. We never got a good view of the eggs but we understand from people who work in the building that there appear to be three eggs. The birds showed no sign of disturance at our presence---there is likely enough work on the building rooftop that they are somewhat accustomed to people in this area.
The following pictures were taken yesterday.
Red-tail male percehd on Portland Building (By Bob Sallinger)
Portland Building Ecoroof--the hawks regularly perch on this building.
(By Bob Sallinger)
Nest Location on Federal Courthouse Building (By Bob Sallinger)
Female Red-tail Incubating Egss (By Bob Sallinger)
Female Incubating Eggs (By Bob Sallinger)