Young red-tailed hawk in bald eagle nest fledges


This video from Canada says about itself:

Usually Enemies, Bald Eagles Adopt Red-Tailed Hawk Chick | National Geographic

16 June 2017

A pair of bald eagle parents in British Columbia have a surprising addition to their feathered family – a red-tailed hawk chick.

This reality reminds me a bit of the fiction of Selma Lagerlöf’s book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. In that book, hunters kill the father and mother of a golden eaglet called Gorgo. The goose Akka keeps Gorgo alive by feeding him mainly fish; instead of, eg, rabbits which golden eaglets usually get from their parents. In the British Columbia bald eagle nest, the young hawk will also probably have eaten more fish than usual for its species.

This video from Canada says about itself:

The Very Best Scenes of the Eagle-Hawk Sidney Nest

13 June 2017

This is a collection of my best clips taken over many days and hours of observation. A baby red-tailed hawk in an eagle nest has made news all over the world! Distance to nest is about 600 ft (170m). See here.

Finally, after the good news today of the young cuckoo almost fledging and the new reed warbler eggs in the Netherlands, this.

This video from Canada says about itself:

Exciting Update – Hawk fledged at Eagle nest, Sidney BC

All about the little hawklet fledging at the eagle nest – rare event, exciting updates – Sidney BC. Interview with Eagle Biologist David Hancock from the nest visit.

12.30pm PST / 3.30pm EST June 27

It looks like the fish, instead of rabbits or rats, has not been bad for the young red-tailed hawk.

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13 thoughts on “Young red-tailed hawk in bald eagle nest fledges

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    • This video says about itself:

      Baby Hawk comforts sister eaglet who has fallen under the nest to a branch. more info coming…..all turns out well.

      4 July 2017

      The Young Hawk stayed with the stranded eaglet for two days and showed her how to flap her wings in the wind! It sometimes was right beside her and showed her how to climb up the ladder of branches. I could say it comforted her and showed her how to get back more than the word saved! But I like it and that is how it is.

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