Young red-tailed hawk flies for first time

This video from Cornell University in the USA says about itself:

J2 Fledges! Cornell Hawks Cam Catches First Flight – June 12, 2020

Watch Red-tailed Hawk chick J2 fledge at 7:46 AM on June 12. From this vantage point, we can see the chick slip off of one of the light fixtures attached to the platform and make a confident flight across the street!

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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.

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