Perched atop a set of nearby stadium lights, Arthur delivers a freshly caught chipmunk to his mate, Big Red. After the delivery is made, Big Red swoops over to the nest site to feed it to their chicks.
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A Red-tailed Hawk pair has been nesting above Cornell University’s athletic fields since at least the 2012, making use of two different light towers for their nest sites. In 2012 and 2015, they used a tower near Fernow Hall, and in 2013, 2014, and 2016, they used the tower nearest Weill Hall. We installed cameras at both of these sites to get a better look at the intimate behavior of these well-known birds as they raise their young amid the bustle of a busy campus.