Even if you haven’t been watching the Redtail Hawks' nest at Cornell, I think you need to see what happened yesterday when the second of the three chicks, now as large as their parents, ventured out along the floodlight tower that holds the nest. The oldest baby had already taken a first flight, but this one hadn’t yet. So here are the exciting moments, as watched live by thousands of viewers around the world, who had followed these hawlets from before the first egg laying.
and if you want to try catching the third one's maiden voyage in real time, you can always take a look at http://www.livestream.com/cornellhawks -- but better do it pretty promptly. What’s great about these two webcams is that they’re being controlled live by ornithologists who have those cameras chasing the new hawks around the campus to see where they land and what they look like after their first flights.