Everyone expected the first hatch of Big Red and Arthur to fledge first. She has been real antsy and jumping all around the railing. Instead, it was L2 the second hatch who took flight this morning at 0531 (very difficult to see the time under the Cornell information).
L2 is 45 days old!
It was a perfect flight over to Rice Hall.
Congratulations to Big Red and Arthur, Cornell and all those who love these beautiful Red-tail Hawks!
Thank you for joining me this morning. Take care. See you soon.
Thank you to Cornell for their streaming cam where I took my screen captures.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Thank you for this update Mary Ann!
Congratulations to L2. Hope He/she returns soon to the nest to be fed.
Thanks again for these photos too!
I think Arthur dropped off an entire meal to L2 over on the top of Rice! She is being well looked after. Big Red does not like to feed them on the nest after they fledge. She did last year because of K2 but normally she gets upset at Arthur so when all have flown you will see them scrambling over on Rice for the prey drops!