Bright Wings

The baby hawks have taken flight at last. This blurry photo from the New York Times shows them after landing. Now in spite of my absence from this blog, I’ve had more to do over the past  seven weeks than sit riveted to my computer screen, watching the antics of two growing chicks, waiting for…

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Hatchlings Follow-Up

If you’ve tried to follow the hatchlings in the previous post, you may notice that the webcam lens has become smudged, making the birds less visible. Hopefully, it will be cleaned off, but meanwhile, try this link to the hawk nest at Cornell U — good colour and sound, as well. The birds’ feeding activity…

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Hatchlings

It began just over a week ago, when the New York Times’ webcam caught the image of the two eggs as they began to hatch. A young family had set up house in downtown Manhattan — a pair of red-tailed hawks and their young in a nest outside a twelfth floor window overlooking Washington Square…

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Thank You

Thank you to all my fellow writers and friends who commented or emailed after reading my remembrance of Jack Scovil. Most of you are writers who knew him; some of you — writers or not — had no connection.  Wherever you fit, you’ve taught me some important lessons. What a sense of loss for all…

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