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Hawks take wing

Credits:
Image courtesy / AMPS
Credits:
Photo / Mary Elliff

All politics aside, the MIT campus is seemingly full of hawks these days. The red-tailed hawk fledgling (top) departed its nest for the first time on May 26, taking a solo flight to the bike racks in front of the Stratton Student Center and eventually back to its nest, encouraged by parental calls. People at MIT and elsewhere have been following the progress of the bird and its sibling in their campus nest since April via Hawkcam, a continuous feed of video images on MIT cable TV and the Academic Media Production Services web site at http://web.mit.edu/amps/spotlight/hawkcam.html. Below, another hawk takes a rest on the 17th-floor windowsill of Professor Peter Stone's office, as spotted by occupants of Building 54 in April.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 2, 2004 (download PDF).

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