Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 9
The Fs continue to progress rapidly in their development – too rapidly for many of us to whom it seems like it was just yesterday that they were tiny little white fuzzy bobbleheads. In Week 9 since the first egg was laid, feathers seemed to be sprouting by the minute, flappercising grew stronger, and self-feeding was attempted with varying degrees of success. Although the nestlings are much too large now for BR to brood, this dedicated mama has done her best to shelter her young from the rain and wind arriving in Ithaca on Saturday and continuing on into this morning as I am writing this.
NEW ON THE RED FLOWER JOURNAL
- New Hawk Chalk added to Chatters Corner
- New art added to Chatters Corner
- New section on “Our Pets – The Hawk Cam is not Just for Humans” added to Chatters Corner
- Special page on trtldove’s recounting of “BR’s Stealing Squirrel from Ez” on May 29. With her pictures, of course!
- Special page on Feather and Tail Development we witnessed this week
- We’d love to see your own submissions to Chatters Corner via this form. Chatters Corner is a “memory book” for this season! 🙂
- If you missed any action, video captures are listed in the archives for your convenience: http://bit.ly/1f2mBB2
- You can help the mods document prey brought to the nest! Use http://goo.gl/forms/9fkPtOcEhJ
Be sure to visit the story page on “BR’s Stealing Squirrel from Ez” with quotes and pictures by trtldove!
SCAP AND VIDEO GALLERY
Be sure to check out the special page with scaps of feather and tail development this week!
Starting to “Claim” Prey
Sweet Peeping from F3
Ez Does Feeding but F3 has Other Ideas
F2 self-feeds; F1 had tried the same thing with the same piece earlier
BR stays with the Fs in the Rain and Wind
Flashback to 2013: One of the favorite videos of so many….”A Sudden Shower” video by ncaerie. When Ez stayed with BR and the newly hatched Ds in the rain.
It turned out to be quite the stormy night and Cam 1 went out. Cam 2 was still up and we were relieved to know that Ezra was safely tucked away as well.
Did You Know?
…that leg/tarsus scales are part of molting?