Red-tailed Hawks Continue To Visit Nest Site
Big Red and her new companion seem to be getting comfortable with the nest site near Fernow Hall on the Cornell University campus. In the past month, we've seen the pair visit the Red-tailed Hawk cam multiple times to make "nestorations." The male has been especially busy delivering sticks, forming the nest bowl, and scoping out the areas surrounding the nest.
In New York state, some Red-tailed Hawks migrate south for winter while others remain year-round residents in their territory. In past years, Big Red and Ezra overwintered in their territory together, and it looks like this new male will also brave the cold winter months in Ithaca, New York. The upcoming breeding season will answer many questions about this prospective mate, but for now it's good to see the pair visiting the cam and tending to the nest site! Watch cam.