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Friday, June 23, 2017

Little Hawk Fledges from Sidney Nest


Today the little hawk fledged from the nest tree!






This is part of a continuing story of a baby hawk being raised by eagles in their nest in Sidney, B.C.

Picture for Sky Watch Friday

I was there yesterday and he was flapping and climbing all around the nest tree.  Yesterday one lady observer said she saw him fly to a nearby tree but I did not see it as it was before I came there.  When I was there he was just on the nest tree.  Today there are reports that he flew to a nearby tree this morning and one of the adults was in the tree with him also.  I am so happy he can fly so good now! (pictures mostly from yesterday)


 Pictures for Eileen's Saturday's Critters.

 Pictures for Anni at her Bird D'Pot.


My pictures are from yesterday except I think two from the day before.  I have to stay home and rest sometimes as I get very tired.

Below I did a few Black and Whites for The Weekend in Black and White. Thanks to Dragonstar.





Also I was playing with an app and did some Reflections for Weekend Reflections and James.


These will have to do for Floral Friday Fotos and for Pink Saturday. Thanks to Nick and Beverly.





I have leukemia and this is my favorite picture to describe how I feel.  It is in Beacon Hill Park and there is a tiny squirrel on her hand. I added more reflection waves in this one, the one up higher is just a mirror image.

Thanks so much for all the comments on the last blog.  I will try to travel around to your blogs but it will take a while.  I hope you like this blog and please try to comment to me.

To read more about the little hawk you can see the posts I have done before this one.
Hawk raised in Eagle Nest
Hawk Adopted by Eagles
Eagle Adopts Hawk Baby
Eagle Raises Red-Tailed Hawk

I am on Facebook so you can find me there, link in contact on the top. You can see my Island Rambles Fan Page and also my own Facebook. I have started on Instagram also so you can find my photos there also.

Thank you to each of these meme hosts for allowing bloggers to share their story. Click on any of these links for some great blogs and photos.  This post is for these wonderful bloggers:
Sky Watch Friday  Thank you to the Sky Watch Team
Floral Friday Fotos Thank you to Nick V
The Weekend in Black White  Thank you to Dragonstar
Weekend Reflections Thank you to James
Saturday's Critters  Thank you to Eileen
Pink Saturday Thank you to Beverly
The Bird D'Pot  Sunday Thank you Hootin' Anni

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS.




44 comments:

  1. Nora the story of the baby hawk and his Eagle parents is hearwarming ... and I thank you for sharing it with us. Your delightful photos perfectly illustrate this wonderful story (it could almost be a book).... I have loved this adventure. Sending you best thoughts for good days to come; take care of yourself.

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    1. July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  2. Thanks so much Sallie. I will eventually get around to all the blogs. I hope someone writes a book or a story about the little hawk. He is so special and very spunky.

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  3. Good to hear that the little hawk has made it this far. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. thanks so much Ruth, I guess it is near the end of being able to get photos of the little hawk as he will fly farther and farther away now.

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  4. So exciting to see the little hawk fly about and have a parent/elder with it. I wonder if the eagle babies have left the nest yet. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Tammie Lee! So nice to see you! The eagle babies are still relaxing in the nest for a few more weeks I think. They flap a bit now and then but wait for the parents to come and feed them. I read that one of the baby eaglets was quite aggressive and beaked the mom eagle in the head one day and she moved quickly to a branch away and the little hawk went and sat with her to comfort her! I heard also that the little hawk offered a piece of food to one of the eaglets.

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  5. You've got some beautiful wings here, and beautiful blooms too!

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks I love wings and blooms both it seems, but lately the wings are winning!

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    1. Hi riitta, thanks so much for your comment!

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  7. What an amazing series of shots. So happy to hear the hawk is flying! And feel well...

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    1. Hi Fiona, thanks so much for coming. Yes it is a happy story.

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    1. Thanks Jim, I love doing reflections now with all the apps. I will do a post on the best apps and the best filters one day. I have to do a mirror image picture first and then add the reflection on after that. There is a whole world of creative things now with these apps.

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  9. What a beautiful story.
    Do take care. I'm glad you are resting up. All the best.

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    1. Hi Jenn, nice to see a Canadian. Most of my readers are in the USA! Not many of my readers are local people. Many of us bloggers are from all over the world also. I don't think my family even reads my blog! This story is so beautiful for me especially as I was so ill and thought that was it for me, then this hawk came along and I am still here!

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  10. The pictures are phantastic! I love the reflection of the hawk, too.
    Best wishes from Germany

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    1. Hi Christine, thanks so much for your comment all the way from Germany. I hope to get to reply to some of you but I am restricting my time on the computer for a while. The blogging community is getting smaller I think but there are more countries now coming on. I removed my google translate as when I scanned it there was a problem with it. I will put it back up.

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  11. Oh Nora, thank you kindly for all these photos and the update, especially when you're so tired. It's been so much appreciated. How lovely to know that the little hawk is progressing well.
    All the very best to you, take care. Hugs xx

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks so much! I think the story has come to a lovely ending now and I feel positive that the hawk will do fine out in the world. We probably will never know what her life is like unless we see a hawk at the salmon rivers with the eagles.

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  12. Hello, I am so happy for the baby Hawk. It is great to hear it is fledging. Your photos are awesome! Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Hello, stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    2. Hi Eileen, thanks, we have blogged together so long now! I have no idea how you reply to all the comments you get, it will take me a while to reply to them all. Hope to see your latest photos on FB also.

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  13. What an amazing adventure that baby hawk had, and how incredibly beautiful that those eagle parents raised her/him. Such a stunning success story. You watched something that is truly a once in a lifetime event! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

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    1. Hi Robin! Thanks for being interested in my story of the hawk. Not all my readers are birders or eagle people so I was a little worried as I knew I was obsessed with the hawk as she was so cute. I feel a bit sad now that I know she will fly away and have a life in the big world.

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  14. What a great story about the hawk. You've captured some great photos.

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    1. Hi Linda W, thanks so much for your comment. My photos are not really that good. I do have to check out my husband's photos as I gave him my 400mm lens and Canon camera. I will post some of his photos later on as it is a lot of work to look at all these photos.

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  15. This is a truly wonderful tory. I'm so happy for the baby hawk, and I love your comments above. Such appealing photos.

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    1. Wow Dragonstar! Thanks so much!! I love your site and your link-up. I put my links on for the whole week and for the weekend and some bloggers don't like it, as they don't like a blog party of links. It is the only way I can do it as I don't have the energy to blog each day. I think that if I put the picture in and the link at the bottom that is acceptable. I especially like the Weekend in Black and White as I am getting into black and white more now.

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    2. I'm so glad you're enjoying black and white. Way back when I started taking photos (I think I was about 10 years old) there was only black and white that often turned out a murky grey :) I've become really fond of my digital camera, because it makes everything so much easier and I don't need a smelly darkroom. Don't worry about a "party" of links - the requests at the top of the page aren't orders, and I'd rather see your photos like this than not at all. All the best to you.





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  16. This hawk drama is an amazing story. Very cool

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    1. Hi Mac, thanks so much for coming. I think you could write a story about this hawk and eagle situation or incorporate it into one of your books. How about doing a script and submit it to Disney.

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  17. Three cheers for junior hawk! What an adventure to watch the drama unfold. Wonderful photos. I really like the bald eagle reflected in the water.

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    1. July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  18. This is such a great story. Nature not always red in tooth and claw.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  19. Thanks so much for all these lovely comments. I read them all and they are all appreciated very much.

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  20. Great photos of the hawk and a couple are a bit humorous!

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    1. July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  21. Hi Nora, I've been following all of your pictures/stories about the baby Hawk... You should write a book of that experience... SO SPECIAL --and so unique.... So glad you saw this --and could keep us posted...

    My brother-in-law has leukemia --so we know about that horrible disease.... God Bless YOU.

    We just got home from our Anniversary trip to NC. I did a blog post today.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes! July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  22. Nora. I am so in awe of this whole entire event in nature!! It's beautiful. It's phenomenal, and it's so much a good feeling all over.

    Thanks so much, as always, for sharing this with us birders over at I'd Rather B Birdin'. I hope the whole family, and the adopted one, lives a long and healthy life.

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    1. July Update: Hawk is doing great and getting lots of food. No crows bothering him and he is flying everywhere. Thanks so much for your comment.

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