United States birds’ nests’ webcam update

This 7 May 2016 video shows baby red-tailed hawks near the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

While watching the ever-entertaining hawk nestlings at our Cornell Hawks nest you may have noticed that the main view seems different. Unfortunately, the main camera that could zoom and move around went offline unexpectedly and could not be repaired; thankfully our backup cam continues to bring us audio and video from the nest! Depending on funding, we’ll aim to replace the entire camera setup after the end of the breeding season—till then, enjoy the views from cam 2!

Meanwhile, the California Condor nestling now spends the majority of its day solo in the cliffside cavity. Its parents visit throughout the day for feedings, preening, and bonding, and the chick has begun spending nights alone as well. The adults are often nearby, perching outside the entrance (out of view from the cam) or in nearby trees. Biologists with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been able to track the male #509 flying repeatedly to a foraging spot nearly 65 miles away and back to provision the chick! If you missed our Q&A with biologists be sure to watch the replay. We hope to offer more opportunities to connect throughout the nesting season.

Finally, we’ve been watching a dramatic and confusing first few weeks at the Hellgate Osprey nest. Multiple Ospreys landed on the nest, different males mating with the resident female Iris, and a total of four eggs laid, Iris has settled into the breeding season with a new mate. He may be a young male, as he appears less experienced at mating and nestbuilding than Iris’ previous mate Stanley (who has not been seen yet this season). There’s still a chance that Stanley may return, but for now it appears that Iris and her new mate are staking their claim to the nest site along the Clark Fork river. Should be an interesting season!

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