Visit the Red Flower Journal for the Latest Updates!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Peregrine Drama, BR and Ez, and Other Sightings!


Peregrine Drama 

On Jan 30, BOG trtldove reported to cam mod gpeterson that a friend had seen the following:

"I just witnessed an adult peregrine attack a red-tailed hawk from my office window. The clash went on for approximately 3 minutes. Both of them were in the air and tumbled a few times. Then the red-tailed decided to alight on one of the pipes of USDA building and stay put. Peregrine several times tried to attack it by dive bombing. It tried three or four times. Then left down Tower Road towards downtown. I had enough time to grab my binoculars to see the peregrine. Red-tailed is still sitting on the USDA building." 


gpeterson then passed on this information to Charles Eldermire at the Lab, who said, 

"Thanks for sharing! As far as we know, there are no peregrines that nest anywhere near campus, and this sounds similar to the interactions I watched one morning last year between a peregrine that liked to perch on the "cliffs" of Bradfield and Ezra as he was working on the new nest. The peregrine made a half-hearted pursuit of Ezra, who diverted and perched on the current nest platform, then they glared at each other for a good 45 minutes."

Peregrine falcon sightings have continued near Bradfield and everyone seems fine!

Big Red and Ezra

Big Red and Ezra were spotted twice (Friday, BR and Saturday, BR & Ez) at the nest on the Cornell Cam and several times by karels/BOGette and Ferris last weekend. Since then they have remained out of cam view.

Other Sightings

Additional footage was filmed this weekend by our wonderful BOGs:
  • genesowl, event 5: Gene continued to share his insight and thoughts on our hawks and the area they inhabit.
  • Ferris at Sapsucker Woods and Game Farm Road: Footage included geese, ducks, a northern cardinal, hawks, pheasants, and vultures! The game farm footage included hawks and vultures all interested in a pheasant originally caught by an RTH.
  • Ferris at McGraw Tower: Ferris gave us a special tour of the Cornell Chimes and McGraw Tower. Not bird-related but very fun!
  • karels/BOGette and snowy owl: karels and BOGette once again found a snowy owl up near Genoa on Sunday.


Recent Videos
See full video listing on the index.

2/2/2014
PM
karels/BOGette
Snowy Owl
2/2/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Our Cornell Couple Fly Off Together!
2/2/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Big Red Waits For Ezra to Join Her!
2/2/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Ezra Spends Super Bowl Sunday Morn Hunting For Snacks!
2/2/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Ezra Finds Quick Snack & Watches For More
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
Carillon Concert and McGraw Tower Tour
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
Pheasant Farm:  Hawks, Vultures, and Pheasants
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
Turkey Vultures Near Game Farm Road
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
BR
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
Ez Hunting Near Campus
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
SSW Male Northern Cardinal
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
SSW RTH
2/1/2014
PM
Ferris
SSW Geese and Ducks
2/1/2014
PM
genesowl
Event 5
2/1/2014
10:55 AM
Cornell Cam
BR and Ez On the Nest
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR on Humphreys Service Ring
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR at the Nest
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR and Ez Hunting in the Roberts Hall/Bailey Hall Area
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR departs Flagpole; Ez stays on Antenna Array
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR on Flagpole; Ez on  Antenna Array
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
BR on Athletic Field Lights
2/1/2014
AM
karels/BOGette
Ez on Athletic Field Lights
2/1/2014
AM
Cornell Cam
Peregrine Falcon Flies Off of Bradfield
1/31/2014
5:10 PM
karels/BOGette
Ezra Is Spotted At Holey Cow Field!
 

Screenshots

1/31 BR at the Nest, Cornell Cam

 scap by MV


 scaps by gpeterson (2, scroll right)


scaps by Whitestar0 (many, scroll right)


 scaps by GulfCoastRita (7, scroll right)


 1/31 Ez in Holey Cow Field, Karels/BOGette Cam

 
 scaps by GulfCoastRita (5, scroll left and right)


 2/1 BR and Ez on Karels/BOGette Cam


scaps by Whitestar0 (35, scroll right and left).
These are of BR/EZ hunting in the Bailey Hall/Roberts Hall area and of Ez on the antenna array.



2/1 BR and Ez at the Nest, Cornell Cam


scaps by Whitestar0 (4, scroll right)

 
 scaps by keysfishin (20, scroll left and right) 

 
 scaps by GulfCoast Rita (14, scroll left and right)

 
 scaps by grasshopper01 (15, scroll left and right)


2/1 BR Before Leaving the Nest, Karels/BOGette Cam

 stills by karels, 7 scroll right and left

 scaps by GulfCoastRita (4, scroll right and left)


All the recent activity was not captured in scaps, so make sure you check out the videos to see everything, including more Big Red and Ezra, Sapsucker Woods, the carillon concert, and the snowy owl!