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Red Tailed Hawk Nest at the Franklin Institute

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Eddie729, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Eddie729

    Eddie729 New Member

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    Interesting opportunity to observe wild hawks - especially those of you with young kids. It's a webcam watching a Red-tailed Hawk's nest on a ledge at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Not much activity going on these days but it should pick up a bunch when the eggs start hatching in 2-1/2 to 3 weeks.

    Note - for folks outside the Eastern USA - there are no lights so viewing is restricted to daylight hours here in Southeast Pennsylvania.


    http://www2.fi.edu/hawknest.php
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Pretty cool!
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    That neat, the bird is on the nest now. We have red Tailed and Red Shoulder hawks around here like crazy. I saw 5 in flight at the same time yesterday. They like squirrel.
     
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    We get Coopers, Sharp-shinned and Broadwing in addition to the Red-tailed. Supposedly we have Red Shoulder and a few others but I've never seen them.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    UnitedL is a spammer
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    :D Sometimes they sneak in. But It looks like Tom stopped him from getting much further than this. Then I banned him and removed his post.

    Just so that we don't give them a free pass, I edited your post so that it didnt have his spam message in it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't think about that. I guess that's why you have the keys to the kingdom.
     
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    They are hatching!
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    I have something like it in my backyard. But it isn't a hawk or falcon..it's a bluebird. She has 4 eggs in the house this spring. First clutch, of course.