Cooper’s Hawks Update 5: Flight!

Cooper’s Hawks Update 5: Flight!

Yesterday was day 31 of the Cooper’s hawks’ first hatching. A lot has happened in the past 7 days, since the last update. As I suspected, soon after the last update, they fledged. I was up in the tree when I believe it first happened, although it could be that this...
Cooper’s Hawks Update 4: Pre-flight

Cooper’s Hawks Update 4: Pre-flight

The last image I have of the smallest chick is from Tuesday the 21rst a bit after 2 p.m. It wasn’t doing well, sleeping much, not appearing terribly successful in the food scrums, and suffering from some sort of wound on the back of the neck. For the previous week or...
Cooper’s Hawks Update 3: Winnowing

Cooper’s Hawks Update 3: Winnowing

To see earlier posts on the Cooper’s hawk project, see these links: Update 1 Update 2 This third update recounts events starting on June 18, 2016. June 18: The larger of the young are just at that tween stage, where they are about to look more like hawks than...
Layers of Wildlife Data: Cooper’s Hawks Update 1

Layers of Wildlife Data: Cooper’s Hawks Update 1

The Forest Metrix staff came together over time in part because of shared interests that go beyond making professional software for foresters and arborists. Most of us are intense nature geeks; which means that we spend a lot of time out in the woods observing things,...