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Monday, February 24, 2014

Nest-Building and Mating Have Begun!


Nest Building

While it is still not 100 percent certain that Big Red and Ezra will use the 2013 nest in 2014, the pair have visited the 2013 nest frequently in the past week. They have often brought sticks, which is a good sign. BR and Ez's (mostly BR's) comical struggles to deal with large sticks have been documented both on the Cornell cam and on BOG cam (Karels). For more information on nest building, see the post, Nest Building and the Function of Greenery.

And for the record, no, we still do not know for sure where BR is going to get her bark!


Mating

Sorry, BR and Ez, there is NO privacy for you! Karels caught BR and Ez mating on cam on Saturday, Feb. 23. Love is in the air!



Recent Videos 
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2/24/2014
11:56 AM
Cornell Cam
Big Red Secures Nest As The Snow Flurries Begin
2/24/2014
7:35 AM
Cornell Cam
Ezra's Early AM Nest Check
2/23/2014
PM
Ferris
Ferris vids are still being processed. They will be posted by Wed, 2/26/14.
in process
2/23/2014
4:02 PM
Cornell Cam
BR & Ez Sunday Afternoon Nest Visit
2/23/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR & Ez at Nest; BR Behind Rice Hall
2/23/2014
8:05 AM
Cornell Cam
BR Returns with Another Stick for the Nest
2/23/2014
7:11 AM
Cornell Cam
BR and Ez Stick Comedy
2/22/2014
4:08 PM
karels/BOGette
More Ez and BR Near 366 (Mostly Ez)
2/22/2014
3:54 PM
karels/BOGette
Ez Flies from Pole Near 366 and Mates with BR
2/22/2014
PM
karels/BOGette
Ez Flies from Wire; Ez and BR Fly Around Together
2/22/2014
PM
karels/BOGette
Ez Near Holey Cow Field
2/22/2014
AM
genesowl
Event 6 Excerpt
2/22/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR in Trees Near Plant Sciences
http://youtu.be/o2mb0a5mIeA
2/22/2014
7:19 AM
Cornell Cam
BR and Ez at the Nest
2/22/2014
6:57 AM
Cornell Cam
BR Checks on the Nest Early
2/21/2014
 8:02 AM
Cornell Cam
Ezra & Big Red Are Following Each Other Around
2/21/2014
 7:37 AM
Cornell Cam
Ready For Love!...Ezra Waits In 'Kissing Tree #2'
2/21/2014
 7:21 AM
Cornell Cam
Inspector Big Red Arrives
2/21/2014
 6:58 AM
Cornell Cam
Early Bird...EZRA
2/19/2014
12:46 PM
Cornell Cam
BR Checks In!
2/19/2014
8:09 AM
Cornell Cam
Serious Nest Work! We Hope!
2/19/2014
7:07 AM
Cornell Cam
Honey, I'm Home...Where Are You?
2/18/2014
9:04 AM
Cornell Cam
Finally A Nice Visit From Ezra & BR


BOG Gallery




 02202013 Photos by trtldove, scroll left and right to see all pics

 Screenshots

 02192014 BR by 1Claude

02202014 Ez by GulfCoast Rita (scroll left and right for all recent scaps by GulfCoastRita)


0222014 BR and Ez Mate, scaps from Karels Tour (scroll right and left for all scaps in set by elly)

 02232014 Ez and BR by 1Claude

  02232014 Ez Putting Stick on BR by 1 Claude

02232014  Ez by MV

 02232014 BR and Ez by MV

02232014 BR on Ferris Cam by MV

02242014 Ez by keysfishin (scroll right for all recent scaps by keysfishin)

 02242014 BR by 1Claude

02242014 BR by 1Claude

02242014 BR departs by grasshopper (scroll right for all recent scaps by grasshopper)


Curious About Dates from Previous Years?
See the historical information page!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

BR and Ez Spotted Again At Last!

As RTH nesting season is fast approaching, we would love to see confirmation from BR and Ez that they are indeed using the same nest as last year. Sadly, the weather has not been that cooperative and there have been no sightings of regular nest-building activities as of yet from our hawks. As a matter of fact, BR and Ez were not sighted on any cam from Feb. 2 until today, Feb 16. (This does not mean our BOGs have been idle; check the video index for footage from the Sapsucker Woods, the Pheasant Farm, peregrine falcons on Bradfield, and much more!) Today, Karel finally caught up with BR on Clark while she was being mobbed by crows. After she departed, Ezra came in and landed on the same spot! Then he departed and Karel found them again near the band building. Ez just hung out in tree while BR went after some crows "like a fighter jet"! BR and Ez, we love seeing you! Thanks again to our ever persistent BOGs!


Recent Videos
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2/16/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Ez Hangs out in Tree near Band Bldg While BR goes After Crows
2/16/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Ez Arrives at Clark Right After BR Departs
2/16/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR on Clark Hall: Looking Beautiful and Getting Mobbed by Crows
2/15/2014
PM
Ferris
Pheasant Farm Food Fight…Again!
2/15/2014
PM
Ferris
A Murder of Crows
2/15/2014
PM
Ferris
Peregrine Falcon on Bradfield in the Snow
2/11/2014
8:15 AM
karels/BOGette
On The Ground View Of PEFA
2/11/2014
7:44 AM
Cornell Cam
Falcon "Ledge-Sits" For 3 Hours
2/11/2014
6:17 AM
Cornell Cam
Peregrine Falcons Make Bradfield Their B&B'
2/10/2014
5:12 PM
Cornell Cam
First There Is One PEFA...Then Comes #2
2/10/2014
PM
Cornell Cam
PEFA On Bradfield Hall
2/10/2014
PM
Cornell Cam
Hawk In Tree Behind Nest
2/9/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Frozen Cayuga Lake
2/8/2014
PM
Ferris
Pheasant Farm: Another Pheasant Meal for RTHs and Begging Vultures
2/8/2014
PM
Ferris
RTH near Pine Tree Rd, maybe Ez?
2/8/2014
PM
Ferris
Peregrine Falcon on Space Sciences
2/8/2014
PM
Ferris
Belted Kingfishers Everywhere at SSW
2/8/2014
PM
karels/BOGette
Screech Owl, East of Ithaca
2/8/2014
PM
karels/BOGette
Cayuga Lake Excerpts: Gulls, Ducks, RTHs, Kingfisher
2/8/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Game Farm Drama and Interesting Story From Bus Driver
2/7/2014
PM
Cornell Cam
Peregrine Falcon Visits Bradfield Once Again


Some screenshots from Karel's tour today


BR on Clark

 BR Getting Mobbed by Crows

 BR has an itch!

 Crow Mouths Off at BR from Space Sciences

 BR Departs from Clark

 Ez Flies in and Lands Where BR Was

 Ez Stays Around for His Closeup

 Ez Departs from Clark

 BR in the Air After Going After Some Crows

 BR on Lights Near Band Building

 Ez in Tree Near Band Building

Lastly, from yesterday...
Our chawkers have a great sense of humor!