Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 5

BREAKING NEWS!  At 5:13 PM EDT, the first pip was spotted! 🙂

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With Magnifier:

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I’m not sure what this means for the below “Guess the Hatch Contest.” 😉

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The  Cornell Lab of Ornithology is having a  “Guess the Hatch” Contest! Click on the picture to be taken to the link!

MoreInfoNeed 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!

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0427 Ez Hunting. Original BOG photo by trtldove

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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

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0429 BR politely knocks Ez over to tell him his shift is definitely done. By K. Hood.


0429 Ezra, by W. May

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0429 BR rolling eggs, by J. Hecht


0429 The F Troop, by W. May


0429 BR and Ez, by elly

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0430 Ez rolling the eggs, by keysfishin


0430 Ez, by K. Jenkins


0430 BR, by MV

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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.

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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.

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Salt Point Osprey. Original BOG photo by Christinebshoals.

MoreInfoFor 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.

1 Comment

  1. Jane Keutzer (jebbynurse) says:

    Love the pic of BR walking the rail!!

    Liked by 1 person

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