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Hawk peeks over top of nest while incubating eggs

By Gary Bogue
Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 7:04 am in Bird nests, Hawks, nesting, Red-tailed hawk.

Swainson’s hawk in nest. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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I get many requests from readers wanting to know what hawk nests look like.

Check out the Swainson’s hawk nest above. Note mama hawk just peeking over the top of the nest while she’s incubating her eggs. Red-tailed hawks, similar in size to the Swainson’s, construct their nests out of an identical-size mix of sticks, leaves, grass, etc. /Gary

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