Baby red-tailed hawk

At Rush Ranch in early June, photographer Tom Muehleisen witnessed a mother hawk screech away danger from her baby nested in a tree. Later in the month, on Father’s Day, Tom watched the fledged baby fly short distances in the same tree. Two days after that, he said he saw the baby "flying high with mom."

Rush Ranch provides a home for new life.

Photos by Tom Muehleisen.