Red-tailed hawk’s first egg at Cornell University, USA

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Big Red Lays First Egg Of 2018 On Red-tailed Hawk Cam!!! – (PTZ cam view) – Mar 16, 2018

Minutes after 1:00 PM EST on March 16, Big Red arrived to the Fernow nest to lay the first egg of the 2018 breeding season! This marks the first time since 2016 that the hawks will attempt a breeding season after Big Red’s long-time mate, Ezra, died in March 2017 before any eggs were laid.

Big Red has since partnered with a new male, Arthur. This new pair will attempt to raise their first clutch of eggs together this spring on the Red-tailed Hawk cam!

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A Red-tailed Hawk pair has been nesting above Cornell University’s athletic fields since at least the 2012, making use of two different light towers for their nest sites. In 2012 and 2015, they used a tower near Fernow Hall, and in 2013, 2014, and 2016, they used the tower nearest Weill Hall. We installed cameras at both of these sites to get a better look at the intimate behavior of these well-known birds as they raise their young amid the bustle of a busy campus.

How Arthur got his name: here.

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