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Old 03-21-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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raven LIVE: Red-tailed Hawk Nest 2012

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A new nest camera high above a Cornell University athletic field is streaming crystal-clear views of a Red-tailed Hawk nest via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website. The new camera stream puts viewers 80 feet off the ground and right beside the nest, where they can watch the hawks arrive, see them taking turns incubating the eggs, and compare notes on the two birds—the male has a more golden-tawny face and is slightly smaller than the female, who has been nicknamed "Big Red" for her alma mater.
Cornell Lab eNews Flash: Red-tailed Hawk Cam, Live from Cornell Campus

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=2422&ac=ac&utm_source=Cornell+Lab+eN ews&utm_campaign=48964f52af-eNews_HawkBirdCam_March_2012&utm_medium=email
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Default Sad News in 2013 for Cornell Bird Cam Hawks

Two Hawk Deaths at Cornell Illustrate Hazards Faced by Urban Birds

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
By Victoria on Monday, September 9th, 2013

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On the morning of August 9, 2013, a Cornell University mechanic found a dead hawk on the sidewalk near Bradfield Hall on campus.
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That same morning, Dr. John Parks at the Cornell Raptor Program received a call. A passerby had spotted an injured hawk on a nearby road half a mile away from Bradfield Hall.
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News spread quickly to the Cornell Lab, where we learned that both hawks were juveniles. Based on their locations, we knew there was a good chance that they were the young of Big Red and Ezra, the Red-tailed Hawks featured on our live Bird Cams.
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It was enough of a blow that one was found injured and another dead on the same day—but even sadder to realize that the causes were probably related to their urban environment.
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Aside from habitat loss and destruction, which is a leading cause of declines in birds, direct mortality from human-related causes is estimated to be more than one billion birds each year in the United States. According to a USDA Forest Service study published in 2005 (available as a PDF), collisions with structures may kill 550 million birds each year, power lines 130 million, and vehicles 80 million. A 2013 study published in Nature Communications estimated that cats alone kill 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion birds each year.
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What if each of the millions of people who watch bird cams did something to make their own neighborhood a little safer for birds? Would it matter if we could save a few more birds? If you think of Big Red, Ezra, and the young hawks we watched fly out into the world, perhaps you agree that the answer is yes. Maybe collectively we could save even more than a few.

What are some of the ways?
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Two Hawk Deaths at Cornell Illustrate Hazards Faced by Urban Birds | All About Birds
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