"Because they cannot leave the nest to relieve themselves, baby hawks, in order to keep from fouling the nest, lift their backsides and forcefully expel their droppings in a process known as slicing," reports the Times. "At this point, it is not possible to hoist a cleaning rig up to
Hawk Cam 2012: Answers about how the baby hawks feed, poop, learn to fly and more.
Hawk Cam 2012: a close-up look at life in the nest, including the first high-resolution photos of the baby hawks.
Hawk Cam 2012: On Saturday afternoon, the baby hawk was still tethered to a plastic bag, but experts will wait before intervening on the nest.
Hawk Cam 2012: We are now taking suggestions, and votes, for the two little hawks that hatched in the Hawk Cam nest.