THE REAL HAWKS

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Just in time to res­cue the over-in­formed and po­lit­i­cally weary: a high def­i­ni­tion we­b­cam trained upon Big Red, a red-tailed hawk in­cu­bat­ing three eggs in a nest atop a light pole, some 80 feet above the ath­letic fields of Cor­nell Univer­sity. Mama hawk’s chicks hatch in about 28 days; her feathers shift in the wind, and yes, she has a cer­tain re­as­sur­ing seren­ity worth pon­der­ing. A du­ti­ful papa shows up for his shift as well.

The cam­era be­longs to the Cor­nell Lab of Or­nithol­ogy. Dis­cover the de­tails of this ex­tra­or­di­nary bit of tech­nol­ogy and bird pa­tience here: www.al­labout­birds.org. The ex­act red-tailed hawk we­b­cam ad­dress is http://www.al­labout­birds.org/page.a spx?pid=2422&ac=ac.

COR­NELL UNIVER­SITY

A high-def­i­ni­tion we­b­cam at Cor­nell Univer­sity fol­lows the real-time nest­ing in­stincts of red-tailed hawk Big Red as she in­cu­bates three eggs and dines on voles.

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