Monday, January 27, 2014

Recent Hawk Sightings and Blog Updates

I am assuming many of you have been keeping up with the recent Twitter updates, screencaptures, and videos taken by our wonderful videographers Elly and Ncaerie, right?
  If you haven't been up to date recently, you might of missed quite a few sightings of our wonderful hawks Big Red and Ezra. Big Red and Ezra were gracious enough to let us have a glimpse of this years nest selection process on the following dates: January 13th, 15th, and 17th. Make sure to check Elly's video index for all of the recent BOG and RTH cam videos. Also, remember to check her blog on a daily basis for more updates.

As the nesting season nears and the "off season" comes to an end, the Hawkaholics Anonymous blog will be retired until the end of the 2014 nest season (around July). This blog was made so that Hawkaholics could keep in touch during the off season. Our wonderful blogger/ videographer Elly makes daily updates on her blog during the active times of the nesting season. This blog doesn't serve much use as the nesting season progresses.
 Elly and Ncaerie do an amazing job, they deserve a great deal of credit. I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work.

My fellow Hawkaholics; I bid you adieu for now. I hope to "see" you all again once nesting season arrives (approx 46 days!). May your pantaloons be forever "poofy".

Monday, January 6, 2014

Holiday Festivities With Big Red and Ezra

It's been a busy time in the Cornell RTH cam community. Many of our BOGs have braved the cold and snow and delivered some great footage of our wonderful  hawks. Ezra has visited the nest multiple times to prepare for the upcoming nesting season. Our wonderful videographers, Elly and Ncaerie, have been hard at work keeping us updated and informed with all of the recent happenings. You can see all of the BOG and Cam footage, at Elly's "Cornell RTH Cam and BOG Video Index", here:

                                              12/28/13 Ezra visits the nest:
                                                     Screencapture by babynurse

             BOG Channel Links and Chatter Photostreams:
Links to all BOGs channels can be found, here:
Ferris Akel Ustream -
Karel's and BOGette's Livestream -
Genesowl Livestream -

Many chatters are still actively posting screencaptures taken from the Cornell cam. See links to these photostream, here:

Elly's Flickr Photostream -
Keysfishin's Flickr Photostream -
Grasshopper's Flickr Photostream -
Babynurses' Flickr Photostream -
Sebouren's Flickr Photostream -
GulfCoastRita's Flickr Photostream -
RedTailRhumba's Flickr Photostream -
Cornell Lab's Bird Cam's Flickr Group -

Note: Our wonderful videographer/ blogger Elly has been making frequent posts on her blog, keeping us updated with the latest BOG and RTH Cam footage and screencaptures. Make sure to check her blog daily for new updates.

Have a great New Year everyone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Special Announcement

On Saturday, the 21st of December at 2 P.M. EST, our very own BOG Geneowls will film his first tour of the Ithaca, NY area. Gene will take us on a very in-depth look into the life of 'our' Red-Tail Hawk pair, Big Red & Ezra. For more information as to what Gene's tours will focus on, you can see a summery, here, (skip to 11:30):
If you haven't already followed Gene's Livestream, please do. And don't forget to sign up for email notifications so you will be notified whenever Gene goes live!
Note: There will be a live chat while Gene is streaming, all are welcome to join in.

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, December 16, 2013


Due to the impending holidays I will refrain from posting anymore "Week in Reviews" until the 5th of January.
Merry Christmas everyone! And also have a very Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hawkaholics Week of 11/24/13 and 12/1/13 in Review.

Some of the highlights from the past two week in "Cornell Hawks Land":

(11/28/13) Special Thanksgiving Edition Ferris Tour:
Ferris filmed a special Thanksgiving Day Tour and stopped by Sapsucker and Ithaca.

11/28 Ferris Tour Footage and Videos:
. "Probably Rosie." By Elly:
. "Merlin Hunting."  By Elly:
. "Big Red on Baker." By Ely:
"Clips From Near and At Pheasant Farm." By Elly:
Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip One. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Two. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:

(11/28/13) Karel Tour:
Summery of the special Thanksgiving Day tour, by Karel Sedlacek:
"We find EZ / BR and a D in the McConville, Muncer Lab, Plantations.. See 12:30 in to see the juvie. We started in the valley near Caldwell and Plantation road. Walked up to the top of ridge near farm.
Spot EZ. Track and BR along 366 working our way across the snowy field. They loop back to the Lab and Caldwell road. We see a juvie a join them (12:30) as one head down to campus and 2 head over to the wooded hill along Caldwell were we started. We see some nice floats and EZ nearby."

11/28 Karel Footage and Videos:
. "Ezra, Big Red and a Juvie Soaring on Thanksgiving." By Elly:
. "Ezra/ Big Red/ D." Courtesy of Karel Sedlacek:

(11/29/13) Karel Tour:
Summery of the November 29th tour, by Karel Sedlacek:
"Primarily at Game Farm. Video froze short of 13 min and recorder refused to restart. Previously, we stopped on campus and saw BR and EZ circle up the Humphrey's Building smoke stacks and engage a juvenile Bald Eagle way up over the cemetery. Thought we had 3 RTHs until we saw the size difference-- flat wings, black under side, no white on head and tail-- huge bird. One of the CU hawks dived bombed the BE.

11/29 Karel Footage and Videos:
. "Game Farm RTH." Courtesy of Karel Sedlacek:

(12/1/13) Karel, BOGette, and BOG Tour:
Summery of the December 1st tour, by Karel Sedlacek:
"The BOGs visit campus and see BR on Bradfield and near holey cow. EZ visits her at Bradfield and then drags her over to 366 so she can keep and eye on him. EZ gets dive bombed by a kestrel while sitting on his pole--"whatever...". We move on to Game Farm and see a few RTHs a Harrier and plenty of vultures. Wander the grounds seeing what we can scare up. Finish up at Sapsucker, yacking and live-streaming the Cornell livestream bird feeders LOL. Enjoy."

12/1 Karel Tour Footage and Videos:
. "BOG's with BR, EZ, Game Farm, Sapsucker 12/1/13." Courtesy of Karel Sedlacek:
. "BR's bark tree dilemma" By Elly:

(12/2/13) Ferris Tour:
December surprise, a Monday Ferris Tour.

12/2 Ferris Tour Footage and Videos:
. "Sapsucker Woods Tour Excerpt One - Sweetie and Rosie." By Elly:
. "Big Red & Ezra on Route 366." By Elly:
. " Sapsucker Woods Tour Excerpt Two - Pileated Woodpecker." By Elly:
. "Sapsucker Woods Tour Excerpt Three - Rosie." By Elly:
. "Tour Summery and RTH at Pheasant Farm." By Elly:
. "Big Red." By Elly:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip One. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Two. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Three. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Four. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Five: Courtesy of Ferris Akel:

(12/7/13) Ferris Tour:
A snowy Saturday Ferris Tour.

12/7 Ferris Tour Footage and Videos:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip one. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Two. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker, Clip Three. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Sapsucker/ Ithaca, Clip Four. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. Ferris at Ithaca, Clip Five. Courtesy of Ferris Akel:
. "BR on Clark." By Elly:
. "Pheasant Pharm Clips" By Elly:

(12/8/13) Karel Tour:
Summery of the December 8th tour, by Karel Sedlacek:
"We saw EZ at the athletics field light towers, then later with BR in their new Kissing Tree 4 (I said 3 in the video, but KT3 is the tree near Humphries), an oak in on the slope in front of A.D. White House. They both fly off, but we find and hang out with BR as she sits on the Space Sciences smoke stack. Have a visit with a toast loving squirrel as we watch. Go looking for EZ and find BR again on the antennae of Barton. Have a peak then off she goes to North Campus. We head up Holey Cow..."

12/8 Karel Tour Footage and Videos:
. "EZ / BR." Courtesy of Karel Sedlacek:
. "Squirrel Munches on Toast." By Elly:
. "BR on Barton Antenna." By Elly:
. "Possible New Bark Tree Near Plant Sci." By Elly:
. " EZ Near Holey Cow Field." By Elly:
. "BR on Space Science and Sightings Summery." By Elly:

(12/8/13) Ezra Visits the Nest:
At 9:57 a.m. on Monday Ezra visited the nest do some "nestorations", I suppose. I guess we only had one viewer that was actually paying close attention at the time.
Many thanks to Donna for the screencap she took of Ezra (see below):

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hawkaholics Week of 11-17-13 in Review

Some of the highlights from this past week in "Cornell Hawks Land":

(11/23) 'Our' resident Peregrine Falcon visits Bradfield:
You can see some screencaptures of the Peregrine taken by keysfishin, here:
Also, Elly got some great video of the Peregrine flyoff: //

(11/23) and (11/24) Karel Tour:
BOG's Karels, and BOGette took us on two great tours this weekend, you can watch both of them:

"Peregrine Falcon" -

"Game Farm" -

(11/23) Ferris Tour
This week, Ferris braved the cold, wind, and snow to give us another great tour of Montezuma and Sapsucker, you can see both of the tours, here:

Ferris at Montezuma -

Ferris at Sapsucker -

Note: I hope to post the next "Week in review" on the 2nd of December, I may be a few days late due to the upcoming holiday.

I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hawkaholics Week of 11/10/13 in Review

Some of the highlights from this past week in "Cornell Hawks Land":

(11/15) Big Red and Ezra on Bradfield Hall:
Cam operator (Nomibird) finds Big Red and Ezra sitting on their favorite perch (Bradfield antenna). You can see some screencaptures by the wonderful grasshopper01 and GulfCoastRita, here:

(11/16) Ferris Tour:
This week Ferris went to the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Sapsucker Woods. You can watch the recording of the tour:

Ferris at Montezuma -

Ferris at Sapsucker -

If you're a member of the Cornell MT Nest Chatter Heads Yahoo group you may view some screencaptures of the tour taken by the amazing lingreenhalgh, here:

(11/16) and (11/18) Karels Tour
BOG's Karels and BOGette filmed two great tours this week, you can watch both of them, here:

"EZ" -

"BR/ EZ/ D?" -

(11/18) Special presentation by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: "Behind the Scenes with Bird Cams"
If you missed the seminar, not to worry; You can watch the special "behind the scenes" presentation w/ Charles Eldermire, here:

Note: The next "week in review" will be posted on the 24th of November. I apologize for posting a few days late this week.
Have a great rest of the week everyone,