As regards last year's successful RT hawk nest atop a large, dead white pine tree on the Susie Wilson Road extension (between Susie Wilson Road and the 289 connector in Essex):
This pine tree was dying last Spring/Summer when the RTs were nesting there. It's long since lost almost all of its needles/cover. As the nest is now quite exposed, I assumed it would not be reused. Well...
Monday, I saw a lone RT perched in the tree near the nest. Tuesday afternoon, I saw 2 RTs side by side in the nest. Haven't seen them there again since, but will be keeping an eye out for sure. We'll see!
On an out of state note, I saw the world's most popular Red Tail - Pale Male - and a much larger, darker Red Tail cavorting near the 72nd St/5th Ave nest while in Manhattan two weeks ago. He was looking good. What a champ!
Hope to see some folks down Burlington's Intervale tomorrow am at 8 (Rena Calkins Trail head past Gardener's Supply entrance) for the Audubon walk!