This is just an extra post on the baby hawk who was raised in the eagles nest in Sidney. B.C. (please click the read more link....)
Friday, June 30th, 2017
We found the little hawk on the roof of a resident's house. The crows were bothering him a lot and I think we saw a kestrel fly at him also.
After the hawk watched the lady of the house hang out her washing, the crows were coming in dangerously close to him so he got very frightened and flew to his "safety tree". It is nice and shady at the safety tree and he can see the nest as it is close by. He likes to sit there and no one bothers him. He looks very healthy and happy when he is away from the crows.
It is incredibly hard to watch him being harassed by crows and perhaps that kestrel that came in on him. It is very painful to see his reaction as they dive bomb him. He thinks he is an eagle and has no comprehension as to what is happening and why they are attacking him. I am not even sure I can put the videos of that in or watch them.
He spends a lot of his day on his own, out of the nest and not with his sibling eagle family so he is a lonely little guy as well. The eaglets are so big now that they are a little dangerous with their big wings. He was not injured today by crows or the other bird whatever it was, but it is a very difficult thing to watch.
Even in his safety tree later on in the day he was being harassed by the crows again. He spent most of the day here in this tree.
The parent eagles both flew into the nest when the crows were harassing him but they did not fly over to where he was. When the parents flew into the nest there was a lot of screaming and hootin' and hollering by the eagle family.
Perhaps there was food that came in but I did not see it. The little hawk did not fly over to the nest. I am not sure when he was fed last, perhaps yesterday. Perhaps the adult eagles saw the other intruder that was harassing the hawk, it could have been a merlin or a kestrel or something.
The eaglets look like they could fledge any day now. They jump and flap really high up in the nest and on the branches. I think the parents will try not to bring as much food in to encourage the eaglets to fly out and meet them at the beach. I hope the hawk gets fed soon.
On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, in the evening the little hawk spent some time in the nest and then flew to a tree overlooking the beach.
It will be interesting to see what happens when they all can fly.Thanks for sharing this adventure with me.
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Video Links: Here are the EXTRA Videos I did of the little hawk who grew up in an eagles nest: There are many more at my YouTube site that are new.
I have not put in the videos of the crows attacking the hawk as I have not looked at them yet perhaps later today.
A YouTube person has asked me why the videos are so short and complained that the site needed long videos. I do the videos hand held so I can get flying shots. The action of the hawk moves very quickly to different locations. I could sit with a tripod but I would miss most of the action. Also I have leukemia and after a few minutes I put the camera down as I feel weak. I could loop a whole lot of video together for long videos but the attention span of most people is short and they turn it off after one minute. Also they upload really fast to YouTube. So there you go! I did take a lot of long video in the last few days. But how much video of a hawk sitting on a branch not doing anything will people want to watch for ten minutes. If you want long long videos check out some of the other nature sites. This is amateur hand-held video for my own pleasure and those who want to share the journey with me. I like short videos! ;-) What do my readers this of this. Do you like long or short videos of the hawk??
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For the ABC Wednesday:
We are at the letter "Z" for the ABC Link-Up. This is a difficult one each year. I will try to use my 'z' words to describe the young hawk in the eagles nest. The young hawk is zany, zippy, zestful and full of zeal! The young hawk is a zephyr and he is my zenith not my zero. The young hawk is a zooid and needs to be studied in zoology. I use a zoom lens to take my pictures of the young hawk!
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