What is spring at this website without an animal cam? We have a good one this year, brought to my attention by alert reader Phil. It’s a Hawk Cam run by the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, and it shows, live, a pair of red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) who have already laid two eggs.
Here’s the information:
The new camera stream puts viewers 80 feet off the ground and right beside the nest, where they can watch the hawks arrive, see them taking turns incubating the eggs, and compare notes on the two birds—the male has a more golden-tawny face and is slightly smaller than the female, who has been nicknamed “Big Red” for her alma mater.
The nest should be active for at least the next two months, and we hope you’ll join us as we watch the young birds hatch and grow. The parents have raised young here for at least the last four years. As signs of spring began to show, the pair began adding sticks and green pine boughs to the nest, and the male started bringing prey, such as squirrels and pigeons, to offer the female. The pair now has two eggs, laid last Friday and on Monday, and we’re waiting to see if they lay a third. The birds will incubate for 28-35 days from the date the first egg is laid.
Do bookmark it; the video is crystal clear and the animals are beautiful.