Temple’s building more housing on campus, but the red-tailed hawk that’s been trying to make a home on North Broad Street had to look elsewhere.Now that it’s finally found a place to settle down, the hawk and its hatchlings can be seen on the university’s live cam.According to groundskeeper Glenn Eck, red-tailed hawks have been trying unsuccessfully to nest on campus for years.
This year they found purchase on a window air unit sticking out of an unused office in Carnell Hall. There is one egg there now, which should hatch any day now. Eck says after they hatch, it gets interesting, as the parents deliver hatchlings food – usually pieces of squirrel, mangled pigeons, and bloodied mice.
There’s a poll going to guess when the egg will hatch. The hatchlings over at the Franklin Institute, meanwhile, are already feeding.
On NewsWorks Tonight, Peter Crimmins has a story about Temple’s efforts to reduce the number of bird deaths by dressing up windows.