Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bailey the Red-tailed Hawk Would Like to Talk About Red-tailed Hawks

Bailey, one of TRC's winged ambassador birds, has helped us educate the public since 1990.  Bailey had been shot.  This bird helps us talk about how it is not only illegal to shoot raptors, but hawks like Bailey help keep rodent populations in check, since that is a large part of their diet.

Bailey would like us to mention that many red-tailed hawks have young that are close to fledging.  We want to show some screenshots taken today of the young hawks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's nest cam in Ithaca, NY.  The last chick hatched April 24.  They are close to fledging (hawks will fledge at around six weeks.)


Young hawks resting.

Food had been dropped off earlier.  One youngster is hungry!

One youngster keeps eating while the other stretches.

No comments:

Post a Comment