Red-tailed Hawk Story: Keeping Us in Suspense
Ahhhhh…the lovely sound of hawk talons on metal grating, and hawkaholics across the world rejoice. I’m not kidding! Nest building and courtship behaviors have commenced. The only problem is that Big Red and Ezra are keeping us in suspense. Will it be the Fernow (2012 and 2015) nest? Or the Weill (2013 and 2014) nest? The pair have been seen working on both nests. The only thing that we know for certain is that Big Red will choose. How much does she really miss the starling “Pez dispenser” at Weill?
Below are some videos, pictures, and scaps taken by various members of the Cornell Hawks community. Please visit Karel and BOGette’s Livestream channel for many more beautiful pictures and videos than I am able to post here.
Excitement is definitely building for the “G” season!
01/28 Fernow: “Hmmm…are we using this nest?” | elly
Apologies for the white line on the bottom! Export error.
01/30 “Nest Near Fernow is Today’s Work Site” | ncaerie
1/31″Pit Stop on Fernow Nest” | ncaerie
2/2 “Still Deciding! More Work at Fernow Nest” | elly
Skip the Slo-Mo part at the end. Too slow – another user error.
Finally – and apropros of nothing related to Big Red and Ezra’s activities – it has been wonderful to see that Karel and BOGette have had some views of a beautiful leucistic hawk!