Caught the Red Tail Hawks mating today on top of the telephone pole. Today is Saturday, February 26th, 2011. Last year I caught them doing the same thing on Saturday, February 19th. Tis the season to be mating! Based on last years calendar notes they should be moving to their nest and laying eggs in the next few days. I'll keep you posted.
PS. They don't use the nest unless they have eggs or young to care for. They roost in the trees at night, not in the nest.
POST SCRIPT 3/7/11 - It must not have worked last week. They were at it again yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed.
POST SCRIPT 3/13/11 - The pair were prepping the nest today. Bringing in fresh twigs.