Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 8

The Fs are growing so fast. Pin feathers, little tails…oh my! And, as almost every viewer knows by now, F1 horked an entire squirrel tail. The Fs have begun flapping; however, the balance thing is still a bit tricky! As always, related videos are available in our video archives. When the Fs are not being stuffed by BR until they have golf ball-sized crops, they spend the day sleeping it off and growing.


What are pinfeathers? Click here.


What do you mean by “hork”? To red-tailed hawk cam viewers, “hork” means swallowing the prey or a large part of the prey whole. To owl cam viewers, “hork” means to expel a pellet. Well, it’s going one way or the other, right? Ok, moving on…

Be sure to view our first few submissions to RTH Chatters Corner! And we’re looking for YOUR submission! What funny or touching way does being a hawkaholic impact your life or inspire you? What life lessons have you learned from watching Big Red and Ezra and their family? Let us know! Don’t let ToniRose SD, our content reviewer, get bored! LOL πŸ™‚ Make your submission here.


20150523_BR_original photo by christinebshoals

5/23 BR, original photo by christinebshoals

20150520_BR and Ez take lunch together _original BOG photo by trtldove

5/20 BR and Ez take lunch together.
Original photo by trtldove

20150518_Ez leaving 2014 nest w squirrel_Original photo by trtldove

5/18. Ez Flying with Squirrel from 2014 nesting platform. Original photo by trtldove.

20150521_BR_original photo by Sully

5/21 BR, original BOG photo by Sully

20150521_Hooray you can finally see the kids from across the street_orig phto by trtldove

5/21 “Hooray! You can finally see the kids from across the street!”
Original photo by trtldove.


20150517_0741_Ez in the Fog_1Claude

0517 7:41 AM. Ez in the fog. 1Claude

20150517_ _SCralle

0517. S. Cralle



5/17. 7:30 PM. “You never know what you are going to see on cam tours.” elly


0517. 8:27 PM. “Another beautiful sunset in Ithaca.” elly


5/17. 8:39 PM. behyve


20150518_Ez_BOGette Tour_WMay

5/18. Ez. From Karel and BOGette Cam Tour. W. May

20150518_ _BR gracefully delivers a stick_KHood

20150518. BR gracefully delivers a stick. K. Hood

20150518_0739 _Fs are getting big - sweetness in the nest_NRoper

0518 7:39 AM. “The Fs are getting big – sweetness in the nest.” N. Roper


0518. 1:47 PM. CLMbirds


20150518_1454_Afternoon Snack_gidgetpb

5/18. 2:54 PM. “Afternoon Snack.” gidgetpb

“Horking Squirrel Tail is Part of Growing Up.” elly

20150518_1600_gorgeous feathers BR_ghent art

0518. 4:00 PM. Gorgeous feathers, BR. GhentArt

20150518_1930_Halp Im in a 2-way squeeze_CCreech

5/18. 7:30 PM. “Halp, I’m in a 2-way squeeze.” C. Creech

20150518_1937_BR being blown by the wind_elly

0518. 7:37 PM. BR being blown by the wind. elly

20150518_2300_ NOT a waterproof bird_LCulley

0518. 11:00 PM. “NOT a waterproof bird.” LCulley


0519. 5:49 AM. keysfishin

20150519_ _NRoper

519. N. Roper

20150519__ _BR tries to get the Fheap to fit under her_Carillon

0519. “BR tries to get the F heap to fit under her.” Carillon


0519. 6:09 PM. Tail. elly


0519. 6:10 PM. elly


20150520_0000_A windy midnight but BR has everything under control as usual_ToniRoseSD

05/20. 12:00AM. “A windy midnight but BR has everything under control as usual.” ToniRoseSD

20150520_ _Woah, dude You have morning squirrel breath -mbowser_NRoper

0520. “Woah, dude, you have morning squirrel breath.”
Caption by M. Bowser, Scap by N. Roper

20150520_0918_UFO from Ez_GCR

5/20 9:18 AM. Ez Delivers UFO (Unidentified Furry Object). GCR

20150520_1606_F Troop Playing_MV

0520. 4:06 PM. F Troop playing. MV

20150520_1830_Family is all together_WMay

5/20 “The family is all together.” W. May


20150520_6:30 PM. “Tug of War.” M. Roy


20150520_2200_I dont want to go to sleep_NRuslander

0520. 10:00 PM “I don’t want to go to sleep.” N. Ruslander

20150521_0547_Ez trying to get the kids covered on a chilly morning_1Claude

0521. 0547. “Ez trying to get the kids covered on a chilly morning.” 1Claude

20150521_ _ Ez on Cornell Spires_KarelBOGette_Gmomof10

0521. Ez on Sage spire. From Karel and BOGette Tour. Gmomof10

20150521_ _Everybody say awww_karenqltr

0521. “Everybody say ‘awww’.” karenqltr

20150521_ _gotta love those feet_CGuthrie

0521. “Gotta love those feet.” C. Guthrie


20150521_0935_pin feathers_carillon

0521. 9:35 AM. Pin feathers. Carillon


0521. 6:06 PM. Birder23



20150521_1839_Wings out and on feet_behyve

0521. 6:39 PM. “Wings out and on feet.” behyve


20150522_ _Hey mom are you going to feed me or what_WMay

0522. “Hey mom, are you going to feed me or what? Mom?” W. May

20150522_1142_Wanting Even More_behyve

0522. 11:42 AM. “Wanting even more.” behyve


0522. 11:50 AM. elly

20150522_1420_Ez brings a pigeon_behyve

0522. 2:20 PM. “Ez brings a pigeon.” behyve


20150522_1525_wing feathers coming in_ghentart

0522. 3:25 PM. “Wing feathers coming in.” GhentArt

20150522_1643_Fs Faces_BSmith

0522. 4:43 PM. “Fs Faces.” B. Smith


0522. 7:32 PM. elly

20150523_0552_Brooding and Basking in the sunrise_KHood

0523. “Brooding and basking in the sunrise.” K. Hood

20150523_Breakfast Time_Karels Cam_Gmomof10

0523. “Breakfast Time.” From Karel and BOGette Cam Tour. Gmomof10


0523. Feather growth. elly


0523. 11:52 AM. Tail growth. elly

Some Excellent Flapping, Followed by Falling on Butts and a Slice! elly


  1. Toni Rosen says:

    Just wonderful – thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. georgie says:

    absolutely beautiful! Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. CrabtowneMd says:

    Thank you Elly. This was a tough week and very little hawk watching occurred. Great summary of all the wonderful events and milestones.

    Liked by 1 person

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