We have a pip!
April 13, 2018 9:47 AM   Subscribe

The hatching of a red-tailed hawk in a nest in the Presidio was caught on camera. You can watch the livestream here.
posted by rtha (11 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
"What species is this?"

"Uh... Buteo jamaicensis."

"You bred raptors?"
posted by tobascodagama at 9:55 AM on April 13, 2018 [5 favorites]

This is great. This week in the parking lot at work I've noticed two crows building a nest high up in a pine tree. I love spring.
posted by JanetLand at 9:55 AM on April 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Aw, they're having lunch right now. Fluffy little faces!!!!
posted by leesh at 10:54 AM on April 13, 2018

It's out! You can watch it fluffing up in the sun while its sibling has lunch right now.
posted by Mizu at 10:56 AM on April 13, 2018

Thank you!
posted by GenderNullPointerException at 12:20 PM on April 13, 2018

There is a red tailed hawk nest on a cell tower behind the Value Tree on Henderson near Rainier. I was walking on the path that runs from the side of the Safeway on Rainier to Henderson and, when passing by, I heard what sounded a begging baby bird on a megaphone. I didn't have my glasses on but when I looked up, you couldn't miss the nest. It was four feet in diameter, made of broken branches.

And then, one of the parents took off -- glorious. Their wings are so wide.
posted by y2karl at 12:25 PM on April 13, 2018 [2 favorites]

One of the universities here has its own set of peregrine falcons who regularly nest on campus, and one of the departments built a nesting box for them. They just laid eggs! You can check out the live feed here.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:51 PM on April 13, 2018

Flagged as a self-link!
posted by gingerbeer at 2:06 PM on April 13, 2018 [8 favorites]

The PG&E building in downtown SF has a falcon nest, and a falconcam. Currently, there are three chicks, little fuzzy white things with a few grey feathers.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 4:52 PM on April 13, 2018

Mazel tov on the new addition to your family! ;-)
posted by brujita at 9:42 PM on April 13, 2018 [2 favorites]

Some may have noticed that the adult has a band on its leg, and I just found out that this bird was banded in 2007 by the GGRO - it was a juvenile then, so she is 11 years old!
posted by rtha at 1:45 PM on April 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

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