Hawk Nest And Ute Mountain

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After numerous years, the tree and Swainson’s Hawk’s nest near Ute Mountain on the plateau has finally succumbed to the elements. The nest, were it not for the fact that it is now three feet above the ground and within reach of predators, would have lasted for many more generations of raptors. The structure of the nest is bound together with an armature of barbed and bailing wire. I expect to see the tree disintegrate around it while the nest remains a reminder of what once was.

2 thoughts on “Hawk Nest And Ute Mountain

    1. It was inhabited last year, 2015. Mark Collins and I got some images then. It has been maintained for quite some time. The first time I saw it was in winter … the image in my book. Thanks Rob.

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