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Offline RCF

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 11:23 »

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 10:01 »
Cornell University sure as some great webcams, but then I guess that's to be expected, with their Ornithology courses. Those chicks sure are getting big! :o

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2012, 13:09 »
Ezra in the nest with the chicks


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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 18:56 »
2 of the chicks have fledged already!   :o  They grow up so fast *sniff, sniff*

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 19:00 »
2 of the chicks have fledged already!   :o  They grow up so fast *sniff, sniff*

Here's a video of the first one fledging.  I think it wasn't intentional though.  :D

http://youtu.be/B5nICcu-x5o

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 07:48 »
Looks like Big Red and Ezra are still in residence at Ithica. They have three eggs this season.  :)

Cam Link - http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/16/Red-tailed_Hawks

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 18:13 »
Two hatches today!! ;D

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 23:39 »
Good luck!  It's just amazing to see these raptors in gentle action woth their young!  Gotta love nature!

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2015, 16:05 »
My husband and I have been watching a new nestcam. There are hatchlings and this view is incredible. They even zoom in on the nest so close you could??? touch them.

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/16/Red-tailed_Hawks/

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2015, 16:42 »
I just clicked on this link and watched the videos - and, WOW!
I have never seen a hatch that up close and personal - it's absolutely amazing!

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2015, 04:24 »
Sadly one of the juvies has died. The following is from their blog.

July 08, 2015

Juvenile Passed Away

"It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of the Cornell Hawks juveniles yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, July 7. Birders-on-the-ground observed the young hawk pursuing a squirrel, and during the pursuit it flew into a window of Rice Hall on the Cornell campus and died from trauma related to the impact. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Companion Animal Hospital confirmed the hawk had passed away. There's no consensus as to the identity of the young hawk, but most think it was either F1 or F2. Surviving the first year of life for most birds is the most difficult year of their lives, and Red-tailed Hawks are no different. Learning to fly, hunt, and migrate successfully is a challenge, and estimates of first year mortality for Red-tails ranges from 50% to over 80%. The urban environment offers its own hazards, and these, too, must be mastered to be a successful hawk. While we are saddened about the loss of one of the F's, we are also hopeful that the remaining young continue to grow stronger through the summer and learn from the tutelage of Big Red, Ezra, and each other. Thanks to the Cornell Hawks community for your support at this sad time"

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2015, 14:04 »
Aww! Sad news.  :'(

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2015, 19:14 »
Very sad news.

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 16:06 »
Big Red has a new beau since the loss of Ezra last year.  Arthur is the new guy and he and Big Red have their first egg  :)

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Re: Red-tailed Hawk - Ithaca / Ezra & Big Red
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 16:16 »
Big Red has a new beau since the loss of Ezra last year.  Arthur is the new guy and he and Big Red have their first egg  :)

The link to the live cam is................http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/16/Red-tailed_Hawks/