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Two Million Watch Live Birdcams

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Two million viewers worldwide watched the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s live BirdCams this spring as a pair of great blue herons raised their family above Sapsucker Woods Pond and as three young red-tailed hawks hatched, grew, and finally fledged from the nest of “Big Red” and “Ezra” on the Cornell campus. With 24/7 streaming and panning cams, viewers caught rare glimpses of nighttime courtship, eggs hatching after a snowstorm, and the inspiring dedication of parents, whether defending the nest from great horned owls or delivering fish, chipmunks, and other fare to young that visibly grew each day.