This morning January 1, 2012, both adults arrived at the nest together at 6:45. The female stayed only about 6 minutes and then flew off. The male left and returned with his talons full of grass and straw. He left again and did the same thing returning with more grass, this time calling for his mate who did not respond. He then left at 7:56 and has not returned. The female arrived about 8:30 with grass in her talons, stayed a few minutes and left. Now the nest has a pile of grass and straw. The new year has begun.