RIP Ezra

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My watercolor painting of Ezra and Big Red

What a sad day in Ithaca, NY. Red-tailed Hawk Ezra, Big Red’s mate for many seasons,  has died. He was a special creature, and I will miss his appearance at their nest site on the web cam.hawk20mezra

Ezra had not been seen on the Cornell Hawks cam or on the Cornell campus for the past several days, and worries had been mounting. Sadly, Ezra was euthanized due to a severe wing fracture that would not allow him to fly. The article can be read at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website, All About Birds.

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Retired Art Teacher
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2 Responses to RIP Ezra

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh how sad that is. I’m glad you have this made this beautiful painting to hold as memory of your friend.

    • Thanks. Some of his white facial feathers got a little too dark, but it somewhat resembles him. All my photos of Ezra are screenshots, but my brother has taken wonderful camera shots of him around the Cornell campus. He will be missed by so many…especially Big Red. I hope she finds another mate.

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