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March 16, 2018

First Egg Laid On Cornell Hawks Cam!!!

Viewers of the Red-tailed Hawk cam got a welcome surprise this afternoon as Big Red settled into the nest just after noon. For the next 30 minutes or so she seemed agitated, changing positions and rearranging herself within the nest. Then, just after 1:00 P.M. nest time, she stood and revealed a pale white egg! This is Big Red’s first egg with her new mate Arthur, the hawk she has been spending time with since last April. The last couple months had seen an intensification of nest building and courting, but no one could be sure that the two would breed at this site—until today! In past breeding seasons, Big Red has laid an egg every 2.5 to 3 days, so we would expect her next egg to come sometime Sunday night or Monday if she sticks to the same schedule. However, just because an egg is laid does not mean that it's fertile. This is just the first step in a season of discovery. We won’t know if any eggs laid are fertile until they begin to hatch, likely around April 20. We’re looking forward to watching and learning with you this spring! 

March 16, 2018

Learn Who's Who On The Lance-tailed Manakin Cam

Male Lance-tailed Manakins team up in alpha-beta pairs to court females for the alpha at their display perch during the breeding season. Watch this informational highlight to learn who the major players are on the branch this year and why they partner up in this unique display of cooperative courtship. 

March 15, 2018

Female Barred Owl Surprises Squirrel Outside Nest Box

The female Barred Owl lets this squirrel know to stay clear because this box is occupied!