Banner: “Baby Book pg 1″ by ToniRoseSD

Banner: “Baby Book pg 1″ by ToniRoseSD

A “memory book” page featuring poems, artwork, stories, and other content submitted by chatters! Content will be administered by ToniRoseSD (thank you Toni!). Click here for a simple form to submit content for this page.

CONTENTS

(Click on Below Titles to Jump to Sections)

LINKS

ART

POETRY

STORIES

HAWK CHALK

OUR PETS: THE HAWK CAM IS NOT JUST FOR HUMANS

NEST FEST 2015

HATCH AND FLEDGE CERTIFICATES (GhentArt)

IN MEMORY OF F2


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LINKS

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ART

BR by J. Hecht from BOGette Tour December 2014

Big Red from BOGette Tour, December 2014 by Carillon

Elegent BR w Nestlings from Screen Shot

Elegant BR with Nestlings (from Screenshot) by GhentArt

Parts

“Parts” by ToniRoseSD

Photo edit on a red tail hawk tail feather inspired by the kids and Cornell - NattyDid

“Photo edit on a female Red-tailed Hawk deck feather inspired by the kids and Cornell” by NattyDid (Alabama Hawking)

warm by Toni Rosen

“Warm” by ToniRoseSD

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0517 “Sun in Your Eyes” by GhentArt

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0522 “Sweet Dreams” by GhentArt

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“She Walks in Beauty Like the Night” by GhentArt

Shelter From the Rain 05-31 at 9.53.37 AM_GhentArt

“Shelter From the Rain” by GhentArt

4 drawings below are by fitzilynn

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Cornell Bird Cams Father's Day Compilation_ToniRoseSD

Happy Father’s Day! Montage from Cornell Bird Cams scaps by ToniRoseSD.

Ezra Father's Day_ToniRoseSD_christinebphotos, keysfishin scap

Happy Father’s Day Ezra! Montage by ToniRose SD (using image from christinebphotos and scaps from keysfishin)

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POETRY

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0521 “Pin Feathers Haiku” by GhentArt

Three little hawks napping on the nest.
One says to Two,”Mom likes you best.”
Three says, “hush and let me sleep
while Dad is looking for somethin’ to eat”

– Motherhen

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“Next” by GhentArt. Click on the picture to see full-size on Flickr with the poem.

Not long ago, inside an egg,
and then once hatched they began to beg,
With feedings grew to XL size,
and now on wing they soon will rise.
Our Red-tailed Hawks are quite a sight,
as they soar and glide from dawn ‘til night!!!

– JeffreyHirsch

Ode to the Fs

Our nestling Cornell hawks do edge
As they prepare to fledge and fly
Into the vast unending sky
Their hearts are free, their bodies light
Beating wings with all their might
Fast and free but not alone
We feel each wingbeat in our bones
With them they carry our great hopes
for life and breath and all our dreams.
We’ll be with you all along.

– webkat

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STORIES

 

“A Week”

What has happened? My F Troop Watching has been interrupted. I am in the hospital. I have had an unexpected surgery. Please, no, not in the middle of nesting season.

I wake in the recovery room groggy from general anesthesia. The post-op nurse is looking at me funny. Oh no, what have I said about my children, my husband, my own seven birds? Nothing. I have apparently come out of anesthesia speaking about Red-tailed Hawk chicks in a nest on the other side of the country.

Five days in hospital before release. No computer. No viewing of anything on phone.

Day Six. Human family and avian family asleep for the night. Armed with Pinot Grigio and Percocet. I can do this. I can look at my chicks.

I cannot just go LOOK at the cams – the shock to my heart. I cannot go to Facebook group – I remember that Nest Fest is this weekend and I am already bitter, jealous, and angry at not attending. I must go to Twitter to catch up.

First, the Barn Owls. Glorious. Then Niau. Beautiful. . . It’s time. But wait. Must catch up on Hellgate …. Poor Stan & Iris, but after all this time, they will be alright. Okay. No more procrastinating. I must look now. F Troop. I must see their growth.

I am dizzy. I am hyperventilating. I am physically ill.

I cannot look.

Was it really only a week ago I was on chat with Mod Deron, who had gone 7 days without seeing the chicks? Did I really joke and say, “A week?? I would DIE!”….

Tomorrow. A week. Tomorrow. I will look. I must.

– ToniRoseSD. June 11, 2015

“Bedtime Story: A Day in the Life of a BOG”

Big Red and Ezra greet us as we walk to work–Big Red with a “UFO” (unidentified feathered object) atop a light fixture near the wrestling center, and Ezra standing guard on a favorite athletic field light pole; F-troop starting the day in their metal aerie. Big Red delivers breakfast and Ezra waits…Big Red joins Ezra on adjacent light pole; Big Red then selects a stick from a tree in front of Fernow Hall and delivers to nest. Time for work…Late afternoon arrives and Ezra is on the Bradfield throne as we walk to our car – Big Red feeds F-troop dinner (we chat with passers-by and then Hockeygirl shows up – yay, and we talk about – you guessed it – hawks! And osprey, of course). We sit on the stairs across from the nest while F-troop digests dinner – Big Red departs and soars and soars, up and up…beyond our view. A Turkey Vulture appears in the distance…and then is gone. Time to go home…Dinner for us, then check on F-troop; watch them get all raucous and we get nervous (I start to think I may have to pack up my camera gear.) F-troop settles down – final check and F-troop is all tucked in for the night. Time to clear memory cards and charge batteries as fledge time is upon us – exhilarating, but also bittersweet. Good night all – sweet dreams.

– Christinebshoals. June 17, 2015. Click on below picture to see full-size on Flickr.

christinebshoals Big Red pano June 2015

0624 F3's adventure LC, Photo by Sully

“F3’s Adventure” by GhentArt. As told by L. Culley on June 24, 2015. Photo by Sully.

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HAWK CHALK

BY TEAM TROLL AND OTHERS
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0308 scap by PiccoloPete

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0329 Photo by Sully

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0521 scap by LCulley

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0527 scap by GhentArt

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scaps by sebourne of 6/7 Hawk Chalk by CatBird. Click on below picture and scroll left.
Screenshot 2015-06-07 19.42.21

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https://flic.kr/p/uE9hRC

0620 Scap by GhentArt

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OUR PETS

THE HAWK CAM IS NOT JUST FOR HUMANS
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L. Fitzpatrick

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NEST FEST

JUNE 13, 2015

Pulled together with the help of so many (and overseen by our “mayor” Raylene), Nest Fest 2015 was reported to be a wonderful time for those who attended. Those who were not able to attend were able to view a Live Broadcast through Karel and BOGEtte’s Livestream channel. (Click on link for video.) Many, many great pictures were taken at this event and I won’t attempt to include them all here. This section will probably be added to later on.

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Photo by C. Armatti

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Even the Cornell Police stopped by to visit Jack the Harris Hawk and be part of the festivities! Photo by M. Pollack

And of course there was lots and lots of Hawk Chalk! Click here to see 29 scaps by GP. 🙂

Chawk 1

GhentArt put together this special “Chawk Art” with as many hawkaholics names as possible. Note: GhentArt has updated this as of Jun 24. Click on the picture to see or download a high-res version.

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“Hey you down there!” Photo by D. Winter

“It is a number of nice folks that have a common interest in one of nature’s outstanding creatures getting together to celebrate that interest. The fun, the food, meeting in person those that you have previously only known from chat boards, activities like chawk art, awards, actually holding a bird of prey, visiting the sites that you have previously only seen on cams, and seeing the royal family in person provide memories that will last a lifetime. Others watching from around the world can observe through the miracle of cams, the internet, and livestream the celebration as it occurs and feel like they are a part of it. Take it away and something would be missing from all of our lives.” – W. May

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HATCH AND FLEDGE CERTIFICATES (GhentArt)

F1 Hatch Certificate_GhentArt

F2 Hatch Certificate_GhentArt

F3 Hatch Certificate_GhentArt

RTHA Air Flight Certificate_Ghent Art

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IN MEMORY OF F2

While human hearts are heavy and eyes shed tears of grief,
Let’s celebrate a certain F whose life was much too brief.
And wish her well as she now soars beyond the earthly skies,
Catching chippies, snakes and starlings and any other prize.
We’ll carry on our life today with a little extra sorrow,
But with the hope of seeing wings when we look up tomorrow.”

-DayatBeach

Farewell F2

GhentArt. Click on picture to see this full-size on Flickr.

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11 Comments

  1. catteau says:

    oh, and “J. Hecht” = Joy Hecht = Carillon!

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  2. catteau says:

    “Catteau” is the name I use when I want to comment on things on line – news articles and the like – and I want to be anonymous. (The name actually was what my college boyfriend I used to call my cat, thirty five years ago – that was cat-o, actually, but then I moved to France so the spelling changed to catteau.) When I first created a wordpress account it was to comment on other folks’ blogs, and I wanted to be anonymous, so I used that name. Too many different internet names!

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  3. Love the “our pets” feature … how cute are those pics?!?!

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  4. AlabamaHawking: Beautiful deck feather composition! Just lovely. 🙂

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  5. ToniRosenSD: Love your collage of feathers! Very warm!

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  6. I am so stoked! I never ever thought I would find my screen name amongst all the wonderful hawk lovers here. I thought these were names of folks around Ithaca who help and support the hawks, but here I am on the GhenArt poster. I posted questions with my second grade class this year. Holy cow, this is so exciting!

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  7. Oh my gosh … hadn’t checked redflower in days so I didn’t realize you were in the hospital, ToniRoseSD!! I sure hope you’re doing okay now. Six days without seeing the hawks?? You cannot be serious!! 🙂
    Take good care of yourself! xoxo GhentArt

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