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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Highlights for Thursday, June 13

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D3 on 13 June 2013 by ccb5
BOG Photo D3 by christinebshoals

BOG Photo by andrew
One of the Ds on Weill in the Rain


EONS

This spring, I took a course at Cornell
Not offered by professors and their crew
But taught by Big Red - and Ezra as well
And three eggs that hatched and grew

I appreciate having learnt a great deal
Helped by Mods and others well-read
Including what makes a good hawk meal
MoDo, Chippie, UFO, furry and feathered

About cast and slice and the role of the preen
About talons, dandelions and foot size
About nesting materials, brown and green
About tail feathers and colour of eyes

For the first time, I chatted away
Ignored work, chores and spouse
Asked questions night and day
And sometimes sat quiet as a mouse

But the stars of my course at Cornell
Were the D's, sometimes so similar
Other times quite individual
Giving us memories to treasure

We watched them feed and sleep
Stand and flap.....wobbling
Begin to explore and compete
Lie in stupor after pig(eon) gobbling

We admired their tireless parents
And took hundreds of truly great pics
We took interest in the elements
And held our breath at starling antics

Then came the time we'd awaited
The time they'd leave the nest
Our eyes were crossed, our breath bated
We all had a view on when would be best

But Nature took on that task
The D's fledged so differently
Where's D1, 2 and 3 we'd ask
Greenhouse, car, ground or tree

D1 part accident, quickly recovered
D2 oops - too early, my girl
Then we waited and debated
Until D3 was ready to give it a whirl

Now our hawk community is bereft
We wanted to hold them if we could
But at heart, we're happy they've left
To rise, fly free and live as they should

So, a huge thank you to Cornell
To Charles, Ferris, Karels, ProfD
To mods, BOGs, chatters, lurkers and all
To chalkers, rehabers, worriers and Culley

I look up, see raptors on the wing
Knowing more than I did before
I look forward to my course next spring
Until then, may our hawks thrive and soar.

- Poem by pikecottage


all three
Composite Photo of All 3 Fledges by grasshopper01
(click on photo to see enlarged version on Flickr)


Other Photos and Videos From Today

  1. 7:44 AM D3 on Ledge Near Greenhouses, Flies to Tree (Karels Cam)
    http://youtu.be/ApK7s5RRCqs elly012912
  2. 8:21 AM Helloooo Anybody Home? I'm Hungry!
    http://youtu.be/Z2n1GcmlN1c ncaerie
  3. 8:50 AM Now, If I Just Had A Bar Of Soap!
    http://youtu.be/sdjTmPBnnHw ncaerie
  4. 8:59 AM Big Red Serves Squab For Breakfast For D1
    http://youtu.be/rSmve_NgY6Q ncaerie
  5. 9:10 AM Sounds Cause D1 To Alert and Mantle
    http://youtu.be/GFSGgVISS_M ncaerie
  6. 9:33 AM D3 Safely Ensconced In Tree Near Bradfield Hall
    http://youtu.be/zqJ9hmb62xs ncaerie
  7. 12:00 PM D1 Spots Ezra On BradField "Throne"!
    http://youtu.be/yXsrtI2CnpI ncaerie
  8. 1:10 PM D3 "Ladders Up" to a New Location
    http://youtu.be/XfhaAw_NdZ8
     ncaerie
  9. 2:16 PM D3 Takes Pedestrian Trek Across Tower Road
    http://youtu.be/ey3HdWhikRM ncaerie
  10. 3:12 PM Chippie In The Nest Via Fed Ez!
    http://youtu.be/NUdr-OLHQ24 ncaerie
  11. 3:45 PM D3 Works Her Way Toward Nest (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/YJoR3odCOa0 ncaerie
  12. --- D3 on stairs (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/JA4V7hpCG_Y carrionmywaywardson
  13. --- D3 making way around car (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/jvb6X3Uapb0 carrionmywaywardson
  14. --- D3 dive bombed by jays (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/coZZwgNAJAY carrionmywaywardson
  15. 4:30 PM Blue Jays Harass D3 (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/JtQoztaTTuY ncaerie
     
  16. 4:43 PM D1 Departs The Nest
    http://youtu.be/26Qumh9v734 ncaerie
  17. 6:41 PM Ezra and D1 on Light Tower (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/mMM-7TIwq5A elly012912
     
  18. 6:46 PM D2 Near Greenhouse (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/lKhrHCPSFLY elly012912
  19. 6:48 PM D2 Goes to Tree (Ferris Cam)
    http://youtu.be/gtXe0giAEaI elly012912


06132013_820AM_D1 on Railing
8:20 AM D1 on Railing by elly012912

D1-beautifulhawkman
D1 by BelleRinger

06-13-13 0639 D1
9:39 AM D1 by babynurse

D1 drying wings
8:47 AM D1 by grasshopper01

6-13-13 0901 a soggy big red
9:01 AM A Soggy Big Red by babynurse

Fullscreen capture 6132013 105400 AM
11:54 AM D1 by Benjammin1

Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 2.16.31 PM
2:16 PM D3 After Walking Across the Road by oldbeak

20130613-1512EDT-EZ-1
3:12 PM Fed Ez Delivery by sebourne

Ezra arrives and D1 flys in for lunch 6132013 21141 PM
3:12 PM D1 Mantles Prey Ez Brought by Raptor Chickie

3:59 PM D3 on Ferris Cam by MV

3_June13, 4:00 PM BR with branch for the nest (yes, band on right leg)
4:00 PM BR With Branch for Nest on Ferris Cam
by Birder23

 4:02 PM BR Flight With Branch on Ferris Cam by MV

June13, 4:02 pm, D3 - We Are Proud Of You (just sliced)!
4:02 PM D3 on Ferris Cam by Birder23

D3
D3 on Ferris Cam by grasshopper01

D3 Ferris Cam Screenshot_2013-06-13-16-04-06
4:04 PM D3 on Ferris Cam by elly012912

06132013_D3 No Parking Ferris Cam
D3 No Parking on Ferris Cam by elly012912

No parking D-3!
No Parking D3! on Ferris Cam by RedTailRhumba

D3
D3 on Ferris Cam by grasshopper01

D3 6132013 31517 PM
4:15 PM D3 on Ferris Cam by Raptor Chickie

EZ on ferris tour
Ez Prey Dropoff on Ferris Cam by RedTailRhumba

Ez Ferris Cam Screenshot_2013-06-13-16-21-25
4:21 PM Ez on Ferris Cam by elly012912

D3
D3 on Ferris Cam by grasshopper01

BR Ferris Cam Screenshot_2013-06-13-16-33-05
4:33 PM BR on Ferris Cam by elly012912

D1 - 13 Jun 2013 16:40
4:40 PM D1 by CaSkyWatcher

D1
4:43 PM D1 by grasshopper01

D3
D3 on Ferris Cam by grasshopper01

D3 being dive-bombed by bluejays 6132013 35537 PM
4:55 PM D3 Being Dive-Bombed by Bluejays on Ferris Cam
by Raptor Chickie

Big Red with Ezra's prey 6132013 41444 PM
6:13 PM BR with Prey Ez Left Earlier by Raptor Chickie

06132013_641PM_Ezra Ferris Cam
6:41 PM Ezra on Ferris Cam by elly012912

06132013_642PM_D1 Ferris Cam
6:42 PM D1 on Ferris Cam by elly012912

D1-61313-ferriscam-onlighttower
D1 on Ferris Cam by BelleRinger

06132013_646PM_Ezra Ferris Cam
Ezra on Ferris Cam by elly012912

D2-61313-ferriscam-a
D2 on Ferris Cam by BelleRinger

D2 6132013 54551 PM
6:45 PM D2 on Ferris Cam by Raptor Chickie

D2 6132013 54611 PM
6:46 PM D2 on Ferris Cam by Raptor Chickie

D2 the beautiful! 6132013 54725 PM
6:47 PM D2 on Ferris Cam by Raptor Chickie

06132013_648PM_D2 Ferris Cam
D2 on Ferris Cam by elly012912

06132013_649PM_1_D2 Ferris Cam
D2 on Ferris Cam by elly012912

Screen shot 2013-06-13 at 5.50.23 PM
 6:50 PM D2 on Ferris Cam by MMaxP

06132013_650PM_D2 Ferris Cam
6:50 PM D2 on Ferris Cam by elly012912