Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 5
BREAKING NEWS! At 5:13 PM EDT, the first pip was spotted! 🙂
I’m not sure what this means for the below “Guess the Hatch Contest.” 😉
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is having a “Guess the Hatch” Contest! Click on the picture to be taken to the link!
Need a reminder about the Expected Hatch Windows? Click on the “More Info” button. Since “hard incubation” starts after all 3 eggs are laid, and given the history of this nest, it is expected that the most likely date for the first hatch will be May 6. However, he or she could surprise us!
Photos this week were taken by trtldove: Click here to see all her pictures on Flickr!
0427 Ez Hunting. Original BOG photo by trtldove
0501 BR “Walkin the Rail”. Original BOG photo by trtldove. (If this doesn’t make you laugh, there is no hope for you!)
0426 BR and eggs, by behyve
0427 Ez brings greenery, by 1Claude
0427 Evening exchange, by behyve
0429 BR with a pretty warble, by keysfishin
0429 BR politely knocks Ez over to tell him his shift is definitely done. By K. Hood.
0429 Ezra, by W. May
0429 BR rolling eggs, by J. Hecht
0429 The F Troop, by W. May
0429 BR and Ez, by elly
0430 Ez rolling the eggs, by keysfishin
0430 Ez, by K. Jenkins
0430 BR, by MV
0502 “BR returns from morning break with a big stick. Excuse her EZ. He decides to leave when she starts brushing his head feathers.” by K. Hood
0502 BR checks on the eggs, by keysfishin
0502 Ez hangs out on the lights across the field from the nest and then takes off.
0502 mmmm snake, by GCR
In Other News…
Nesting season in full-swing in other areas not that far from Big Red and Ezra’s nest . Other Red-tailed Hawks, Ospreys, and Owls have also had their share of local paparazzi. 🙂
There are 3 bobbleheads now at the Cliff Hawks nest. Original BOG photo by Sully.
Great-Horned Owlets. Original BOG photo by Christinebshoals.
Salt Point Osprey. Original BOG photo by Christinebshoals.
For live video coverage of local nests, as well as of Big Red and Ezra, check out Karel and BOGette’s tours here.
More photos: See christineb shoals and sully on Flickr.