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 Red-Tailed Hawk - Franklin Institute, PA
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 06:06 PM EDT  
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Here dinner, a rabbit!!
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Formel lands, takes the rabbit away from the tiercel, and the tiercel takes off - sound familiar?
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The one on the far left pulls the rabbit away from the formel!! (She gets it back)
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There was a lot of pulling at the food by the eyasses during this feeding session!


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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 06:08 PM EDT  
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Last bite, a leg? It's consumed all in one bite!
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Awhile later, the eyasses haven't shown much movement. The rabbit filled them up!
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 08:54 AM EDT  
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TGIF!! Fresh greens delivered to the nest!! The eyasses are showing more interest in items brought in by the haggards Smile
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As one stretches, one peers at him and the other gets a face full of feathers Smile
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 11:43 AM EDT  
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Pile of eyasses; their coloring seems much more vivid today Smile
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What are they all watching? Smile
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 11:47 AM EDT  
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This happened all too quickly, but from the middle eyasses' behavior, this is what I THINK happened!!

The haggard brings a mouse (?) to the nest and the middle eyass IMMEDIATELY grabs it!!
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The eyass turns around and faces the window so his sibs can't grab the mouse. I think you can barely make out a tail in this scap? He spent quite a bit of time moving it down into his crop (couldn't get a decent shot of his crop Sad )
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 12:01 PM EDT  
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Earlier.... a rump shot Smile
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Wing tips and tail tips Smile
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 12:14 PM EDT  
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Wow, it happened again, at least I think it did - again the eyass behavior is the key...

Haggard brings prey. Notice the eyass' wings - beginning of "mantling" behavior (need to make sure that's the correct terminology!) to protect his prey???
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Meanwhile the 2nd parent arrives, watches the eyass as it stands there consuming the prey. (It's fairly obvious by the jerky movement that it's eating something!) First parent leaves, the remaining parent checks the nest for nestovers. When she doesn't spot any, off she goes!
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Friday, May 14 2010 @ 05:38 PM EDT  
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Here are a few videos I've put together since the beginning of the month Smile

2010-05-01 Franklin RTHs ~ Saturday Afternoon
VIDEO Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BLvzuF8Qp0

2010-05-04 Franklin RTHs ~ Wings, Present & Past
VIDEO Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X3tXR52EZ0

2010-05-07 Franklin RTHs ~ Eyass Enrichment
VIDEO Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPVuw-4_jYc

2010-05-13 Franklin RTHs ~ Eyass Ate the Whole Mouse!
VIDEO Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByWDrbI_YlM

2010-05-14 Franklin RTHs ~ What Do I Do Now?
VIDEO Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcBo1C1YgQ

In the last video above, we see some mantling behavior - first time I've really noticed it was today!! And the eyass that gets the prey? didn't seem to have a clue what to do with it!!! Smile

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