Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 4

Weather, of course, was variable this week but as can be expected Big Red and Ezra took it all in stride.

Shared by LHennessy

Shared by L. Hennessy

WHEN WILL THE EGGS HATCH?

Cam mod sebourne has noted that historically the first hatch has been 33 days after the last egg has been laid, which is when hard incubation starts. Therefore, the most reasonable expectation for the first hatch is May 6.

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MoreInfo
See the historical information chart on laying, hatching, and fledging dates
updated by cam mod gp this year.

As in past weeks, we have some fantastic BOG photos, as well as wonderful screen captures from many people in the Cornell Hawks community. Big thanks to everyone!

BOG PHOTO GALLERY

Sully’s photos can also be found on Flickr.
0419 BR at the Nest, Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 BR at the Nest, Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 BR Stretching, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 BR Stretching, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 BR, Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 BR, Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 Ez With Squirrel (caught within minutes of leaving the nest!)
Original BOG Photo by Sully

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0419 Ez With Squirrel

0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Sully

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0419 Ez With Squirrel, Original BOG Photo by Shuema

0422 Ez on Corson Mudd, Original BOG Photo by trtldove

0422 Ez on Corson Mudd, Original BOG Photo posted on Twitter by trtldove

MoreInfo
Curious about campus locations? Visit Cornell Maps and MidAmRef’s 2015 Nestcam Maps.
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0422 Ez Hunting, Original BOG Photo by trtldove

SCAP GALLERY

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0419 Ezra brings greenery, by MV

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0419 Ez with a yawn or crop adjustment, by Elly

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0419 BR with a Pretty Mantle, by Elly

MoreInfo
For more information on “mantling” vs. “warbling” stretches, click here.
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0419 Ez, by Elly

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0420 BR, by W. May

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0420 Ez and BR, by GCR

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0420 “If it were me, I’d be crying about that weather. But that’s not a teardrop, it’s just rain as Ezra squints into the wind.” by sebourne

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0420 Dinner is Served, by 1Claude

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04/21 BR, by GCR

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0421 Nice view of BR’s covert feathers, by elly

MoreInfo
From The Modern Apprentice: “Coverts: row of feathers which run down the wing above the primaries and secondaries. This is the generally referred to feathers when somebody says ‘coverts’. There are other covert feathers over the body such as those on the tail and over the alulas.”
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0421 BR Closeup, by W. May

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0421 BR horking down a robin, from Karel and BOGette Tour, by W. May

MoreInfoInterested in viewing the BOG broadcasts by Karel and BOGette? Click here.

0421 Ez, from Karel and BOGette Tour, by W. May

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0422 BR huddled up against the wind , by J. Hecht

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0422 BR Flies Off Leaving Ez to “Eggsit”, by MV

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MoreInfoMore about Red-tailed Hawk vertebrae
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0423 BR with 3AM Tail Issues, by T. Rosen

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0423 Ez Brings a Vole, by behyve

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0423 Ez on Bradfield, by elly

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0423 “Ezra, let me give you a tip, it’s great to bring the greenery twig to the nest, but you don’t win a lot of points by standing on Big Red’s tail.” by W. May. Per L. Culley, BR got Ez back later by walking all over him!

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0424 Ez, by behyve

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0424 BR with a Fluffy Warble, by elly

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0425 Right Before Saturday Morning “Changing of the Guard,” by K. Hood

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0425 Big Red says “My Turn,” by W. May

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0425 Ez in Pine Trees, from Karel and BOGette Tour, by C. Weatherly

MoreInfo

6 Comments

  1. Mary McCauley says:

    Thank you for all you do.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol Ames says:

    Loved seeing the pictures. 420 is my favorite. I’m learning so much through all your efforts. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for making sure we don’t miss a thing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you so much! I always have 1-2 days a week that I miss everything – it’s so nice knowing I can come here and quickly catch up all in one place!

    Like

  5. Lynn Meier says:

    I love this–it’s so well organized & packed with resources! Thanks πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. awitt856alicesea says:

    I’m in love with her face, ❀

    Liked by 1 person

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