Georgia Southern is expecting three baby hawks

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Johnny Lu

Wild red-shouldered hawks in the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University for Wildlife Education are soon expecting newborns, students are welcomed to witness the hatching of the baby hawks via live-stream surveillance on the university’s website.

Though the red-shouldered hawks, formally known as Buteo lineatus, are not official, affiliated animals of the Wildlife Center themselves, they were however, taken in by GSU over the years for shelter.

Aware that they were nesting, wildlife officials monitored the hawks over the span of about three years.

Unsuccessful until earlier this year, three eggs are finally expected to hatch sometime in April.

Installed at the top of an 80-foot tree is a GSU HawkCam constantly monitoring the hawks’ conditions, which in addition will notify students with an approximate date and time to watch the streaming. Those interested can stay up-to-date by viewing that cam as well as keeping up with the wildlife webpages of the university’s site.

As of April 6, one egg has hatched.