Babies, Branching, and Bittersweet

It is all too quick. One minute they are little chicks bonking and bopping like the three Ks of Big Red and Arthur and then they are branching and fledging. It is all bittersweet. Arthur has already begun to line prey up around the egg cup at the Fernow Light Tower nest in Ithaca, NewContinue reading “Babies, Branching, and Bittersweet”

K3 has hatched and other news in Bird World

All of the Ks at the Red-tail Hawk nest on the Fernow Light Tower on the campus of Cornell University have hatched. Big Red and Arthur welcomed K3 sometime in the wee hours of the morning. K3 has its big sibs for bookends today. Arthur is prepared. There is lots of prey of all kindsContinue reading “K3 has hatched and other news in Bird World”

Late news in Bird World

Around the beginning of May, people in Manitoba get ‘itchy’ to get out in the garden. The garden centre catalogues have been sitting since December, the days are getting warmer, and that urge to get out and plant starts taking over our thoughts. Today was a quick trip to a garden centre just outside ofContinue reading “Late news in Bird World”

Wednesday Nest Runs

Congratulations to Richmond and Rosie. Their second hatch for 2021 arrived on the nest on top of the Whirley Crane at the Richmond Shipyards in San Francisco on 3 May. In the image below, Rosie and Richmond’s first hatch of 2021 is right beside the egg that is pipping. You can see the end ofContinue reading “Wednesday Nest Runs”

As the Nest Turns is spinning faster!

Big Red left the Fernow Lightbox Nest with the 2Ks at 14:10:46. She returned at 14:24:14. The temperature in Ithaca was 25 degrees C and the 2 Ks were fine. They got some much needed warmth from the sun. Oh, gosh, aren’t they the cutest with those tiny little wings and fat little bottoms! Oh,Continue reading “As the Nest Turns is spinning faster!”

Oh, baby…it’s Tuesday in Bird World

Little K2 made its appearance in the world sometime before 6am but no one is precisely sure when. It was raining in Ithaca and there was no way that Big Red was going to let those two babies of hers get wet! Pause for a second and look at the crop on K1 in theContinue reading “Oh, baby…it’s Tuesday in Bird World”

Samson delivers for Legacy!

At 5:19:16, Samson flew onto the NEFlorida Bald Eagle nest in Jacksonville with half a big fish for Legacy! Legacy immediately flew down from her branch and mantled the fish. No hesitation. Our girl is hungry! There was a scramble. Samson could not get out of the way fast enough. He looked down at howContinue reading “Samson delivers for Legacy!”

Bob Bob Bobble heads arriving faster than I can count

Congratulations to Richmond and Rosie whose nest is on top of the Whirley Crane at the Richmond Shipyards in San Francisco! That first hatch of the three eggs came on 2 May. Everyone knows have been pulling my hair out to understand what in the world is going on at the nest of Gabby andContinue reading “Bob Bob Bobble heads arriving faster than I can count”

Feed me!

All of the babies, old and new, were wanting food this morning. Just a quick hop through Bird World on a Monday morning to check on how our friends are doing this Monday. The first egg at the Dahlgren Osprey Nest in Machodoc and William’s Creek in King George, Virginia hatched on 2 May, Sunday.Continue reading “Feed me!”

Waiting…

What happened to time speeding by and wishing to have more hours in the day? I remember my mother telling me when I was waiting to be old enough to drive a car that when I really got ‘old’, time would fly by. Of course, she was right. Today has been a really slow dayContinue reading “Waiting…”