Baby hawk takes flight for the first time after nesting on KJRH tower

Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2020-03-30 16:18:08-04

TULSA -- The moment of truth came over the weekend as Brutus Pearl took her first flight off the KJRH tower. 

One thing is for sure, Green Country is going to miss watching pearl every day. Safe travels Pearl! (Tear)

Watch the video of Pearl's first flight in the player above. 

Need a recap? Check out the blog below:

June 12: Over the weekend Pearl decided to take a leap off the tower and fly for the first time. 

May 29: Pearl is spending Memorial Day up in the nest. Her feathers are growing a darker color.

May 27: The KJRH tower cam is directed toward the skies today as severe weather is expected to move into Tulsa.

May 25: Baby Pearl is starting to grow feathers! You can often catch Pearl being fed by Ruby up in the nest. Tune in anytime in the player above.

May 12: Ruby and Pearl seemed to enjoy the much milder weather Friday afternoon.

May 11: Ruby and her baby made it through the severe storms that swept through Green Country Thursday afternoon.

May 5: Ruby and her baby had an active day up in the nest. KJRH viewers caught a glimpse of feeding time early in the morning Thursday.

May 2: Ruby seemed to enjoy the warm up that headed into Green Country Tuesday.

May 1: We're happy to report that Ruby and her baby are alive and well after a lightning strike struck the KJRH tower on Friday. They're enjoying the sunshine today.

April 29: A lightning strike knocked out the tower camera on Ruby. We're working to get an update to see how she is doing.

April 22: Ruby is fighting off the windy and cool conditions and waiting on the next egg to hatch. 

April 21: Ruby weathered the storm Friday and protected her nest.

April 20: We caught a glimpse of the baby hawk when Ruby left to get more twigs for the nest. Check it out in this video clip. Ruby returns about 19 seconds into the video.

April 19: It looks like there's a new hawk in town! One of Ruby's eggs hatched Wednesday evening during our 6 p.m. newscast.

April 18: It was a foggy start to the day, but Ruby didn't seem bothered by it or the cooler temperatures.

April 17: Ruby looks settled in after the storms early Monday, but we noticed she only has two eggs now instead of three.

April 14: We were watching when the hawks made the "nest switch." One returned to the nest and sat in front of our camera for a few seconds before taking over sitting on the eggs. If you missed it, you can watch it in this clip:

April 13: Ruby didn't seem to be bothered by the rain swept through Green Country late Thursday afternoon.

April 11: Ruby seemed to enjoy the cooler temperatures and mild breeze up on the tower Tuesday. If you were watching the live stream around 2:30 p.m. you would have seen that the hawks' caught a squirrel.

April 9: Ruby nested in the sun Saturday, undeterred by strong winds.

April 5: Strong winds moved in Wednesday, but Ruby seemed quite content up in her nest.

April 4: Ruby and the eggs had to deal with a late afternoon hail storm and rain that came through the metro Tuesday.

April 3: Ruby is making out like The Mamas & the Papas - Monday, Monday, so good to me. Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be

March 31: Ruby seemed quite content with the slightly warmer temperatures that moved into Green Country Friday.

March 30: It was a much cooler day, but Ruby didn't at all seem bothered by the wind and cooler temps.

March 29: Ruby had to deal with a storm that brought rain and some gusty winds early Wednesday.

March 28: Spring has officially arrived! Tuesday, a 2 Works for You crew discovered Ruby nesting on our tower cam.

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