This awkward bundle of feathers will soon grow into a majestic red-shouldered hawk. Kurt Schwarz photographed this puffy teenager on Sept. 19 near the stone wall that runs from Montjoy Barn down to the stream. He believes this hawk is the offspring of the mated pair that nests in the woods on the far side of the Davis Branch, and that it is now independent of its parents!
Photo by Kurt Schwarz