赤いシッポ Red Tail


ザイオン国立公園の山々が見える場所。 We could see mountains of Zion National Park.

さらにパインバレー山脈が一望できる。 We could also see the entire Pine Valley Mountains.

そんな場所にある小さな赤い岩の岸壁に、アカオノスリの巣を発見することができました。野生動物になるとバンちゃんの目は千里眼となります。 Having the power of second sight, Banchan found the nest of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks up high in a small hole in the red rocks of this gorgeous place.

巣の中にはすでに卵がある様で、夫婦交代で暖めてます。 It seemed that eggs were laid in the nest already. So the husband and wife took turns sitting on them.

ちょっと遠い場所なので頻繁に観察しに行けるわけではないですが、2-3 週間後にまた行きます。その頃までに卵が孵化していたら興奮します。 Although we can’t go there so often because it’s not so close to our house, we want to go back there again in 2-3 weeks. I am very hopeful that the eggs will hatch by then.

ところで、この鳥の名前のアカオノスリは、赤い尾だからそう付けられた様ですが、赤い尾を今まで確認できませんでした。でも、今回その赤い尾をバッチリ確認できました。 By the way, we know that the name of bird comes from its red tail. I have seen them so many times in the air or in trees but I have never quite seen the red color on the tail until now.

以下のビデオにしっかり赤い尾が映っています。また、夫婦で卵の孵化作業をしている様がわかります。The video below captured the red tail clearly. You can also see how a pair of hawks take turns to sit on their eggs.

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