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November 1. With limited time to search for our hawks there was no sign of Mama or any of our hawk
family today.
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November 2.Today we were not able to search for our hawk family.
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November 3. Mama was sitting on a local office building today in one of her favorite locations observing
her territory. After some time she took off toward the GCP, captured food and returned to the same spot
to eat. During this same time frame a Sharp Shinned hawk was also in the area, neither hawk seemed
disturbed by the other. There were no signs of Papa or White Face today while we were observing Mama.
November 4. Mama was seen sitting on a lamppost near our  local Government office buildings. She had
captured a squirrel for dinner and was eating it on a lamppost. While she was eating a Turkey Vulture was
circling nearby watching Mama. After a few minutes Mama left her meal to escort the Turkey Vulture away
from her territory without conflict. Mama then returned to complete her meal for the day. Later after sunset
Mama retired to one of her favorite roosting spots to sleep for the evening. There were no signs of Papa
or White Face today while we were observing Mama.
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November 5. Mama had been first located about 3PM sitting on top of a local office building facade. After
keeping an eye on her from a far for about 20 minutes we decided to take a walk to the East. Shortly after
we started walking, Mama proceeded to come much closer to us landing on a nearby parking facility
lamppost within 50 yards distance. We continued to walk East about a half mile to a local cemetery, Mama
caught up to us once again. She flew low, near and around us landing in a oak tree, after a short time she
proceeded to fly around some more, eventually disappearing into an area of mature oaks and pines as
darkness approached. As we returned home we found Mama roosting in one of her favorite spots for the
evening.
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November 6-8. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
November 9. On a late afternoon walk we found Mama sitting on top of a very tall local apartment building
rooftop. We observed her for about 15 minutes. Taking our eye off her for a brief few seconds, she
disappeared. We watched for her to pop out from behind the many buildings in the area, but no Mama.
After some time it proceeded to get darker, thinking we would not see her anymore that late afternoon we
turned around to go home and there was Mama sitting on a lamppost of a local parking facility watching
us. She had somehow circled behind us without us noticing her. After a few brief minutes Mama took off
passing directly in front of us, she made some spectacular low flight maneuvers and captured a rat for
dinner. We watched as she took the rat to a number of lampposts, eating for a while at each location
before moving to the next  location . We also watched in amazement as the many people leaving from
work walked through the area without even noticing this spectacular red-tail hawk. Just after dusk Mama
returned to one of her favorite roosting spots to spend the evening.
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November 10. Mama was enjoying the mid-afternoon today flying high around her territory. We did not
have much time to dedicate observing her today.
November 11. We spent a couple hours late this afternoon searching for our hawk family. We only heard
one of the hawks in the distance for a short time belting out their distinct familiar call.
November 12-13. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
November 14-17. Mama and Papa have been seen together on a number of occasions this week flying
high in the sky in the center of their territory. Mama and Papa have been spending more time sitting near
each other this week keeping each other company and observing their territory from a few of their favorite
tall buildings in the area.
November 18-19. We were not able to search for our hawk family on these days.
November 20-24. Due to the holiday and bad weather we were not able to spend much time searching for
our hawk family this week. We had seen Mama briefly soaring over her territory on 11/22.
November 25-26. Mama spent over an hour central to her territory sitting on a number of trees and local
area buildings. Lately, It seems that Mama is spending much more time in this area of her territory.
Afterward, Mama flew off East to one of her favorite roosting spots for the evening.
November 27-29. We were not able to search for our hawk family on these days.
November 30. Mama was very active today. She had been sitting on a local government building roof top
for a half hour. Then she flew to some nearby trees where she took turns sitting on the tops of four
different trees. After more than an hour she made a half-hearted attempt to catch a squirrel, it seemed
that she was playing more than hunting very late this afternoon. A bit later she flew off to sleep for the
evening.
December 1. We did not have much time to search for our hawk family today. We were able to pass
through their central territory noticing Mama soaring in the sky enjoying the breezy day.
December 2-3. Mama enjoyed most of the afternoon flying over a local cemetery. We did not see Papa or
White Face this weekend.
December 4. In the late morning Mama escorted a Cooper hawk out of her territory. Later in the afternoon
we were able to see Mama enjoying the day soaring in the sky.
December 5-6. We were not able to search for our hawk family on these days.
December 7. A pair of Cooper hawks spent a half hour flying over our house today. There was no sign of
our hawk family today.
December 8. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
December 9. On a brief walk we found Mama sitting on top of a local office building observing her territory.
December 10. We were not able to search for our hawk family today, however, driving through their
territoy we spotted Mama sitting on a tall oak tree enjoying the beautiful afternoon.
December 11. Papa spent about a half hour soaring over the central portion of his territory today and
then flew off to the South West and we lost sight of him.
December 12. Mama spent some time on a local government building in the early afternoon today and
then flew of to the Western section of her territory. Later in the afternoon Mama spent about an hour on
one of the local apartment building roofs. She then flew North and landed in a tall cedar tree, spent a few
minutes there and then flew off to the South West. Late this morning a Cooper hawk was hunting in the
central portion of our hawk family territory. About ten Blue Jays attempted to scare off the Cooper hawk
diving at it and chasing it from tree to tree. Eventually the Cooper hawk moved on but it seemed that it was
not far off as many of the birds in the area were very edgy today.
December 13. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
December 14. Mama was sitting on top of a local tall apartment complex today around 3pm. The weather  
changed rapidly shortly after spotting Mama. As the fog rolled in Mama and the upper half of the
apartment building disappeared into the fog. While walking home we were able to see Mama still sitting in
the same place as the fog occasionally broke enough to see that she did not move.
December 15. Today Mama spent time sitting on top of a local government building. We have not seen
Papa or White Face the past few days.
December 16. On a brief 30 minute search late this afternoon we were not able to find our hawk family.
December 17-18. We were not able to search for our hawk family on these days.
December 19. Around 11AM Papa was flying very low in the center of his territory keeping the pigeons
very busy. Later this afternoon Mama was soaring over last years nesting location for about a half hour.
Eventually, she went to roost on one of her favorite locations.
December 20. We did not find our hawk family today.
December 21-22. We only had time for a short walk each afternoon, we did not find our hawk family.
December 23. On a walk to search for our hawk family we spotted a Peregrine Falcon flying over our hawk
family's territory. It landed on a water tower near the Southern boundary where he stayed about a half
hour. In a densely populated area of mature trees we found Mama sitting in a mighty old Oak tree. Shortly
after, Papa appeared chasing a squirrel. He circled the trunk of the Oak tree that Mama was sitting in
pursuing the squirrel. The lucky squirrel evaded Papa as they circled the tree a number of times The
squirrel escaped from the tree to a nearby shrub. Papa then landed very low on a Poplar tree keeping an
eye on every nearby movement. A half hour later Papa took off and left the area toward the center of their
territory. Ten minutes after, Mama followed Papa.
December 24. Mama and Papa were enjoying the breezy day soaring high in the sky. Lower to the ground
a Cooper hawk and Sharp Shinned Hawk were very busy hunting in the area.
December 25. We did not find our hawk family today.
December 26. Mama was sitting on a local apartment building antenna for about two hours. We found
Papa sitting in an Oak tree a half mile from Mama keeping an eye on squirrel activity nearby. He did not
make any attempt to hunt during the two hours we watched him until sunset.
December 27. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
December 28. We were not able to search for our hawk family this afternoon. However, on a short walk
this evening I found Mama settled in for the night on one of her favorite sleeping spots.
December 29. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.
December 30. We spent one and a half hours looking for our hawk family today. During this time we
spotted a cooper hawk hunting actively. On the way home we spotted Mama sitting on top of a local office
building watching her territory.
December 31. We were not able to search for our hawk family today.