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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cornell Red-tailed Hawk Celebrations

As the year of 2013 comes to a close, the Cornell Red-tailed Hawk community finds itself with much to celebrate despite the tragedies that affected us so greatly. We are already looking forward to a beautiful 2014 and have been encouraged and blessed by Ezra's recent visits to the nest. Karels and BOGette treated us to Christmas morning with Big Red and Ezra. Karels/BOGette and Ferris connected us to our hawks again the following Saturday. The RTH Cam moderators continue to take us on cam tours and one never knows what or whom they will find, whether it be gorgeous scenery in the snow or a Peregrine Falcon on Bradfield. Finally, sully7140 took time out of her busy holiday schedule to leave us some "Happy New Year" hawk chawk. Thank you so much to everyone I just mentioned. It may be the "off-season" but Big Red and Ezra and the RTH Cam community remain very active!


 Big Red, "The Queen", by Kathy Rinker Photography

Recent Videos
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12/29/2013
9:03 AM
Ez Visits Nest Again!
12/29/2013
8:22 AM
Peregrine Falcon on Bradfield
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: Cornell Campus Scenic
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: BR on Baker
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: RTH at Pheasant Farm
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: Ezra
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Pond
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW RTH in Heron's Nest Tree
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Nature's Art Work
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Rosie Brings A Snack To The Lab
12/28/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: Breaktime!
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 10 - Ez and Tour Summary
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 9 - BR
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 8 - BR & Ez Soar, One Lands
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 7 -BR
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 6- BR Catches and Eats Something Big
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 5- BR and glimpses of Ez
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 4- Mockingbird
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 3- Ezra
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 2- Black Vulture
12/28/2013
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Karels and BOGette Cam: 1- Ez on Kissing Tree 2 and BR on Schoellkopf Lights
12/28/2013
8:32 AM
Ez Visits the Nest...Twice!
12/25/2013
AM
Karels and BOGette Cam: Christmas Morning with BR and Ez
 

Ezra's Visits to the Nest Since Christmas
(Saturday, 12/28 and Sunday, 12/29. Ez brought a stick on 12/28.) 

12/28 scaps by babynurse (scroll to see all)

12/28 scaps by grasshopper01 (scroll to see all)


12/28 scaps by sebourne (scroll to see all)
 

12/28 scaps by GulfCoastRita (scroll right to see all)

 
12/29 scaps by keysfishin (scroll to see all)
 

12/29 scaps by GulfCoastRita (scroll to see all)


 
Cam Scenic Tour in the Snow from 12/28

Cam Tour by Clare Eliz, scaps by elly (scroll right to see all)  


Happy New Year from sully7140 

scaps by gpeterson (scroll right to see 4 pics)


Best Wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy, safe, and wonderful New Year!

-Elly

Sunday, December 22, 2013

On the Move with Big Red and Ezra

The Cornell Red-tailed Hawk community is blessed to have the year-round participation of our fabulous ground video and photography crew ("BOG"s, meaning "Birder On the Ground" or any one of several other acronym translations that I can't remember right now). We are so grateful for all of their efforts and for sharing their passion, joy, and love for our hawks and for wildlife in general.

As of this weekend, we have THREE BOGs with live streaming channels: Ferris, karels & BOGette, and genesowl. Please subscribe to their channels to receive tour notifications. Notice is also posted on Twitter by #cornellhawks, #ellyk_updates, and #CornelRTHCamFam whenever possible.

Raw footage from live broadcasts is only maintained on the Livestream and Ustream channels for 30 days. Therefore, every effort is being made to upload highlight videos to YouTube. See the Cornell RTH Cam and BOG Video Index for a complete video listing.

The Cornell Red-tailed Hawk Cam mods also continue to do tours, mostly catching gorgeous scenery as we are of course not yet in nesting season. However, Ezra perversely appeared at the nest yesterday. I say "perversely" because ncaerie had been monitoring the nest all week ready to produce a video should any activity occur. When Ez appeared, the cam stream was offline of course! However, keys was able to capture some wonderful screenshots (see below), for which we are very grateful. Late breaking news: Ez also made an encore appearance at the nest this afternoon at about 1:07 p.m. Scaps were captured by GulfCoastRita.

Best Hawk Wishes to you all this holiday season!

- Elly
 

Recent Videos:

12/22/2013
AM
Karels and BOGette Cam: BR Puts On Sunday AM Show
12/21/2013
PM
genesowl: 1st Tour Highlights
12/21/2013
PM
Karels and BOGette Cam: Ezra!
12/21/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: BR on Light Pole, Pine Tree Road
12/21/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: Ez on Light Pole
12/21/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Rosie Eats a Sharpie
12/15/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: Hawks Near and At Pheasant Farm
12/15/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Holiday Card Squirrel
12/15/2013
PM
Ferris Cam: SSW Bluejay, Soaring Hawk, Ducks
12/10/2013
11:30 AM
Let's Go Play in the Snow!



12212013, Ez at the Nest by keysfishin (scroll to see 28 scaps)

 12212013, Ez on Rt. 366 Light Pole, Ferris Cam
by GulfCoastRita

 
1222013, BR,  karels & BOGette Cam by elly


 12222013 karels & BOGette Cam, BR by elly


 12222013 karels & BOGette Cam, BR
by GulfCoastRita


12222013, BR, karels & BOGette Cam
by aliclaws

   
12222013, Ez at Nest
by GulfCoastRita (scroll to see 9 scaps)


Meanwhile, in other news:

Ferris caught the Red-tailed Hawk "Rosie" eating a sharp-shinned hawk at Sapsucker Woods on Saturday! 

Screenshots by grasshopper01 and GulfCoastRita





Look at that crop!

 And finally, a few shots from recent Cornell RTH Cam Scenic Tours that ClareEliz took us on. 

Screenshots by elly and grasshopper01





Dubbed "The BOG Garden" by grasshopper01