L4 is released!

9 September 2022

Big Red and Arthur’s fourth hatch of the 2022 season, L4, has been released back into the wild after being in care.

Please go to Twitter to see this great event in video and to see the sibling L2 – who was believed to have migrated – join L4 again! They were always best buddies. So happy.

This is wonderful news for this youngster who was the first of the fledglings to catch her own prey. You can see she was released at the Cornell Campus so L4 should be on familiar territory. More information is pending!

Such a wonderful day!!!!!! We are all so happy.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Wonderful news! Thanks for the update Mary Ann! Also so happy to see the sibling join together. I guess tv ey recognizes each other ! Awesome!

    1. Yes, it is. I just found the video on Youtube so will post that tomorrow. So happy.

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        I’m happy about it too Mary Ann!
        Prayers really help and I’m so thankful 🙏❤️❤️

  2. This is so exciting! L4 is not only flying free again but reunited with her sibling!! 😃 Thanks for the update, Mary Ann. 😊

    1. I just cried. Those two were always together. Everyone thought L2 was gone from the territory. I gather she is just getting her own food now and Big Red and Arthur are about but not having to be parents. I can’t wait for the Ferris Tour tomorrow – he will probably go to Ithaca to see if he can find them!

      1. It’s so nice to have happy, joyful tears, isn’t it!! Hope there’ll be some video or pictures posted of the two of them together soon.

      2. Me, too!!!!! I will be glued to Ferris Akel’s tour tomorrow…he is normally there later in the afternoon. Fingers crossed.

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