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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

KGW Raptor Cam

Right now we're experiencing colder temperatures than in February - both Portland and Friday Harbor had some snow flurries earlier in the week - but there are still signs that spring is just around the corner. The cherry blossoms are now in bloom, and birds are continuing to partner up for the year. One cool example is a pair of red-tailed hawks that nest on a downtown office building, which you can follow via live streaming video on the KGW Audubon raptor cam.


The above is a still photo I captured from the web cam just a few minutes ago. The hawk is currently incubating two eggs - one laid March 3rd and one laid March 7th. In addition to seeing what's going on live, you can also read the blog which shares highlights and answers questions. The blog is kept up by Bob Sallinger of the Portland Aubudon Society (a fellow Reed alum!).

5 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Hi Monika - in answer to your shrike question the other day - yes your northern and our great grey are the same, probably not same subspecies though.

Very glad to see orca cam is back in action..can't wait for my first live spot.

Cheers

Dave

Warren Baker said...

Did the Hawk have success last year Monika ?

Monika said...

Dave - Keep me posted on watching the orca cam!

Warren - Yes, they did!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Hi Monika - be assured if we see one of those trainer murdering beauts you'll hear our yelps of excitement from San Juan Island

Cheers

Dave

Beth Niquette said...

How perfectly wonderful. I am so glad to see they are doing well!