The SEAS HawkCam will remain down for the rest of the season. After experiencing a failure, we ordered a new camera and it has arrived. However, at this stage in the young hawks' development, we have been advised not to install the new camera as it would require us to get very close to the nest. One of the most hazardous times for a young hawk is when it fledges from the nest for the first time. The chicks are about ready to fledge, and if they get scared, there's a chance they might leave the nest before they are ready. The parents might also get alarmed and could attack. The welfare of the hawks and our staff is of utmost importance to us, so we have decided to hold off on installing the replacement camera until after the young hawks' development is complete.
We'd like to thank Bruce S. Allen and John Harrison for providing us with some beautiful photos of the Hawks