Cornell red-tailed hawk chicks have fledged


This video from the USa is called Cornell Hawks Highlights 2014.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

June 24, 2015

Up, up, and away…

One by one, the Cornell Hawks nestlings have departed the nest for their first flights. The oldest (nicknamed “F1″) took wing on June 21 and returned the next day to the platform. The youngest (F3) was the next to go, leaping from the platform at midday on June 22 after being harassed a bit by its remaining sibling. Not to be outdone, F2 departed the nest a few hours after F3, and now the young Red-tailed Hawks are busily exploring the nearby rooftops and treetops. Although Big Red and Ezra will continue to provide food and guidance for the fledgling hawks for another two months, the hawks will be seen on camera less as they range more widely.

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Hawk Chat Closing

With an empty nest now, the Cornell Hawks live chat is scheduled to wind down this coming Sunday, June 28, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. EDT. We’re looking forward to celebrating the season with another spectacular closing this year. Thanks to everyone for watching and sharing the experience!

Cornell young red-tailed hawks fledging?


This video from the USA is called Cornell Hawks 2015-Post-Hatch.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA writes:

June 16, 2015

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

The hour is rapidly approaching when the young Cornell Hawks will take their first flight! If past years are any indication, one nestling will likely leave the nest in the next couple days, with its siblings soon to follow (click for an overview of the dates). Viewers have been on the edges of their seats during animated bouts of “wingercizing” and awkward near-falls as the young hawks explore ever closer to the platform’s edge. But between these bursts of activity you’re likely to see them still clustered together in the nest, watching the hours pass until their world widens.

Even after the hawks leave the nest, Big Red and Ezra will continue to look after them. Parents catch birds and small mammals to feed the youngsters for their first three weeks after fledging and may help supplement their youngsters’ diets for eight weeks or more while the young learn to hunt on their own. We’ll also share reports from our Birders-on-the-Ground (BOGs) who keep an eye out on campus as the young stray farther from the nest. During this time, the cam will stay active as our volunteer cam operators search for the young hawks amid the rooftops and lightposts of central Cornell campus.

Don’t miss out on the first flight! Join us for chat and share the excitement with the community. Watch the Cam.

Great hornbill painting, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

Jane Kim–Painting the Great Hornbill

29 April 2015

Artist Jane Kim discusses painting the Great Hornbill for the Wall of Birds mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

See also here.

Birdwatching in Panama and worldwide


This video is called Some nice birds along Pipeline Road in Panama.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Dear Cornell Lab Friend,

Thanks to the worldwide birding community, May 9 was a remarkable and historic day—the first Global Big Day for bird conservation.

More than 12,500 birders in 117 countries joined our “Big Day” team by entering their checklists at eBird.org, achieving a global total of more than 5,800 species on a single day—more than half of the world’s bird species!

On Global Big Day, the Cornell Lab’s Team Sapsucker explored tropical rainforests, wetlands, and highlands of their host country, Panama. With logistic support from Canopy Tower Lodge and the tremendous skills of Panamanian teammate Carlos Bethancourt, they found 320 species, a team record.

The team reveled in the astounding species diversity, including a life bird, Rufous Nightjar, singing in the dark; the whoosh of air on their faces as a Spectacled Owl flew past; Pheasant Cuckoo, Emerald Tanager, Rufous-crested Coquette, and 39 species of flycatchers! Even more important, the team established numerous partnerships with conservation organizations in Panama, elevating awareness about ecotourism and bird conservation all across that amazing country.

In New Jersey’s World Series of Birding, our student team, The Redheads, won the Urner Stone Cup for the highest statewide total with 208 species, and the Big Stay award with 71 species.

Cornell red-tailed hawks nest update


This video from the USA says about itself:

Red-Tailed Hawk vs. Rattler

In the scorching desert sky, a hawk spies prey — a venomous rattler! Who wins out in this battle of the predators?

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

May 6, 2015

Two hatched out, one to go…

As thousands of viewers watched, the second egg hatched in the nest of Red-tailed Hawks Big Red and Ezra during the afternoon of May 5. Viewers were captivated as Ezra stood over the hatchling, tenderly removing excess material from the egg as the hatchling emerged (watch highlight).

Our first nestling, F1, has already received several meals over the last 48 hours (watch highlight). Now downy and fresh, F1 appears twice as large as the egg that contained it just a few days ago. The third egg should hatch in the next couple days—don’t miss the chance to see it happen live! Watch now.

Young red-tailed hawk hatched in Cornell, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

18 April 2012

See what it took to bring live streaming video of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks on Cornell’s campus. The technical crew worked day and night to install the cams early in the nesting season, before the hawks laid their eggs on a light tower 70 feet above an athletic field. To see the live feed during the nesting season, go to www.allaboutbirds.org/cornellhawks.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

May 4, 2015

Hatch Alert!

Under the cover of the predawn darkness, viewers of the Cornell Hawks‘ cam were the first welcome a new nestling hawk to the world. Big Red was incubating at the time, and while sightings of the nestling were difficult, she could be seen pulling pieces of broken eggshell from beneath her. As morning’s light arrived, we got our first glimpse of the hatchling, looking downy and bobbling energetically beneath its parents (watch highlight.)

Cornell red-tailed hawks about to hatch


This video from the USA is called Cornell [Red-tailed] Hawks [at their nest] Highlights 2014.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

May 1, 2015

Hawk Hatch Alert!

Spring is in the air here in Ithaca, New York, and that can mean only one thing: baby birds! Our Cornell Red-tailed Hawks have been an exciting addition to our springtime birding over the last four years, giving us new opportunities to learn about and enjoy the daily lives of a hawk family perched high above the Cornell campus. Now they’re poised to bring a fourth set of young hawks into the world.

Since our first year broadcasting this nest, the hawks’ eggs have hatched around 35-39 days after being laid. This year’s first egg was laid on March 28, and today we’re 34 days into the incubation period. Submit your guess as to when the first downy hatchling will be seen on cam and you could win an embroidered Cornell Lab stadium blanket, perfect for spring outings.

You can comment and keep up with the day-to-day happenings on our cams on the Bird Cams Facebook page and on the Cornell Hawks Twitter Feed.

Thank you for watching and good luck!

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