Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 1

BR. Original photo by trtldove.

BR. BOG Photography by trtldove

To no one’s surprise, once BR laid her first egg, we knew that all other eggs would be laid this week. We can’t rule out a fourth egg as these raptors have a habit of surprising us, but it’s not likely. The night of the 29th, with one egg on the nest, BR spent the entire night partying while Ez incubated the egg. Of course I am joking about the partying, but REALLY BR! 🙂

Here is ncaerie’s video of her return:

Video of all 3 eggs, by ncaerie:

3 eggs, scap by Willis Ruther

3 eggs, scap by W. Ruther

Cam mod G. Peterson is updating the document for this year with 2012-2015 historical laying, hatching, and fledging dates. A link can be found in the Cornell Hawks links on the right side of this blog or you can click here.

Do you wonder…

05Mar2014_CURTH_Ez Brood Patch_ccb5

SCAP GALLERY

scap by 1Claude
Dinner for BR. scap by 1Claude
BR. scap by M. Bronstein
BR. scap by M. Bronstein
Ez hard at work. scap by K. Jenkins
Ez hard at work. scap by K. Jenkins
Handsome Ez. scap by W. Ruther
Handsome Ez. scap by W. Ruther
BR's tail. scap by W. May
BR’s tail. scap by W. May
BR returns with the ever-present bark. scap by K. Jenkins
BR returns with the ever-present bark. scap by K. Jenkins
Ez brings a stick. scap by W. May
Ez brings a stick. scap by W. May
Nice warble by BR. scap by GulfCoastRita
Nice warble by BR. scap by GulfCoastRita
Beautiful BR preening. scap by elly
Beautiful BR preening. scap by elly
..and more bark. scap by M. Vincent
…and more bark. scap by M. Vincent

4 Comments

  1. Diana Hill says:

    what great pics thank you so much

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  2. Lynn Driessen says:

    Great job, thanks so much, Elly!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you so much for your compillation. This my 3rd year with Big Red and Ezra. There are no words to describe this wonderful experience. You make it more incredible. Karen from Jupiter, Florida

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