Red-tailed Hawks have evolved over millions of years to cope with all manner of variables when it comes to raising their young.
Nevertheless, should the adult hawks or eyasses encounter a natural problem in the nest, NYU’s position is to let nature take its course over immediate human intervention.
If you find yourself in this camp—constantly using Skype or Zoom or Google Hangouts—consider investing in the Microsoft Life Cam.
This is comparable to most high-end smartphone cameras.
It also features a tripod-ready universal clip that fits to laptops and LCD monitors, a 360-degree swivel base and an articulating support.
It has a built-in sound absorption microphone, a stylish exterior design and a fully rotational support.
It can swivel 360 degrees left or right, and tilt 30 degrees up and down.
They don’t usually offer a whole lot of bells and whistles since they tend to serve a fairly singular purpose: you use them to stream video—whether for online gaming or for video conferencing on Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts.
Most people don’t have any need for high-end hardware or design, and so innovation in the space is rather limited.Because the NYU Hawk Cam is broadcasting in real time, it's possible that viewers will potentially witness an upsetting event in the nest involving the perceived well-being of the hawks.Viewers must decide for themselves whether they are comfortable with viewing the raw, unfettered access to nature the Hawk Cam provides.Finally, we also find it also important to note, given the birds’ beauty and the opportunity accorded by the Hawk Cam to observe them intimately as they raise their nestlings, there may be a tendency to project human traits on these raptors, including giving them names.NYU does not officially endorse anthropomorphizing the adult hawks or their eyasses and will not seek to name them.We know the return of the hawks to the nest is a welcome annual sight.