He again seemed to be waiting for something, and after several minutes, he left.
I was determined today to find out if by chance Sterling was in the nest incubating eggs. There was no other movement there.
After an hour, HK returned. He resumed nestorations.
He seemed to admire is work.
And left again.
Another hour went by and I heard very loud eagle chatter. Both HK and Sterling flew in!
Sterling arrived first, flying in right over my head.
They both landed in the nest and after 30 seconds, Sterling left.
HK watched intently from the nest.
Sterling circled high overhead.
HK joined her.
They flew out of the area, following a Red-tailed Hawk that had invaded the airspace.
After another hour, HK returned once again to the nest tree. Sterling never reappeared.
I relocated HK again on a nearby tower, where I left him after dark clouds rolled in.