Red-tailed Hawk Story – Week 10
We left off last week with a very wet BR attempting to shelter the Fs from rainy weather. The rain continued on and off throughout the week. Although BR did not always attempt to shield her ever growing nestlings, she has not left them alone on the nest for the night (even when wasn’t raining.) This is coming soon, although both parents will roost close by. For the time being, however, BR continued to return to the nest every night. Even as of late Saturday night, she was making a comical attempt to brood – what an optimistic gal! 🙂
The Fs made great progress this week with self-feeding. As the week closed out, F3 wasn’t quite there yet…but it won’t be long. The Fs are beginning to chaotically scramble to rush Ez and mantle prey deliveries. Most often this past week, BR arrived to do the feeding and make sure that everyone shared. As we know, this will change. And it doesn’t rule out food fights during feedings! The Fs are developing into great young hawks with strong survival instincts.
- Visit Chatters Corner to see what’s new this week, including a link to ToniSD’s flickr page so you can see all her fantastic “baby book” collages. Don’t forget to send in your own material for publication!
- Bookmark the Video Archive index for links to cam videos from this season.
We have some very dedicated people who go out and stream high-quality video – streams include the Cornell Hawks nest but also the Cliff Hawks and the local Ospreys, Olin and Olive, and other local birds. Broadcasts on Karel and BOGette’s channel are frequent – almost never a day goes by without one or more. Follow Karel and BOGette on Livestream. You can not only see the live broadcasts but also HD videos and scaps from their tours on their channel. Also join Ferris on his weekly tours of Montezuma, Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Hawks, and more. And of course we have our talented BOG photographers!
SCAPS AND VIDEOS
Tracking – “Do You See What I See?” (ncaerie)
0604 BR stoop sequence captured by keysfishin: flic.kr/p/u7AhT3, scroll left
“Dad, We Don’t Have to Eat Baby Food Anymore!” (ncaerie)
“F Wingercising – Stronger Every Day!”
“Huddling and Chirping in the Rain”
Just some humor…”Kids! Don’t Knock Your Mom Over!”
“Everyone wins tug-of-wars”
“BR drops down from above
and makes a comical brooding attempt. http://youtu.be/u-bip6SHdu”