crazy eaglets! When I got to the nest it was very quiet. The eaglets have all fledged I think.
Then I saw little hawk way way out in front of the nest looking over the beach.
Little hawk has grown up to be so fine looking, don't you think so too. He looks like a real hawk now.
Then little hawk flew off the tree and wow can he ever fly extremely well, look at him go! He went and hid in some trees behind the nest and I heard a crow come in but he was hiding so well I could not find him.
There was one eaglet under the nest on a branch. Looking so bewildered.
One eaglet was over to the left of the nest. It did not move from the spindly branch it was on.
I am not sure I got really confused here, but I thought that this one below in the nest flew off after a bit of flapping. He was flapping like crazy and going up and down in the nest.
First she flew to a roof and made a hard landing and then was in the trees behind the house. I could see her landing on the tree was really scary also. She looked really confused herself. When a truck went by she really freaked out. The lady of the house came running out and asked us if the hawk was on her roof!!! This is the eaglet on the tree next to the house below.
Then she flew to the gnarly tree that mom always sits on overlooking the ocean. When they first learn to land they pick little spindly branches and have no idea that that branch may not hold them. It is a learning to land process.
She did not look happy at all about her hard landing and her first flights. She was really miserable and I felt so bad for her. Look at her face, she is really upset.
I looked up at the nest earlier and there was no eaglet in the nest for a long time and now there was still one in the nest? There was a lot going on so I am not sure who was who. So perhaps this one in the nest has not fledged? Or he flew in there. Confusion.
Then I heard little hawk screaming and he flew to be with the really sad and lonely eaglet on mom's branch and sat with her for a long while. I could not see him at first so I only got a few shots of them sitting together. I could not see him as there was a tree in front of him and I had to scramble around to get this shot. It is all private property on the little street of lovely homes and I don't go on private property, just the main street area so I miss a lot of shots. They sat side by side and then hawk moved farther away. It was very cute and kinda sad as they will all leave little hawk soon.
Little hawk flew off to be at the beach for a while. He is really into bugging mom and dad eagle and seeing everything they do. He goes near to where they are and peeps up a storm. The crows still are bugging him a bit also. He is very demanding for food and attention it seems. They must spoil him. The eaglets in this nest are very quiet and docile. They are the calmest, quiet eaglets I have ever seen. I guess the mom really laid down the law in the nest with this group of four babies, she had to.
Then I heard a ruckus and I was at the beach but I think the parent eagles had flown in to the nest with food and the eaglets each wanted it delivered to them on their branches! They all screamed bloody murder, "bring the food to me, feed me I am so helpless" they seem to be saying. They all try it out at first and then realize that the parents do not deliver food like pizza. Adult eagles seldom or never deliver food to branches as far as I know, they only know to transport it to the nest, they drop it quickly now and fly away from their large, dangerous eaglets. If the eaglets are not in the nest they sometimes look around quite dazed and eat it themselves.
The parents have to eat a lot as well so some of the food does not go to the eaglets and you can see the parents eating their food on the beach as well.
(please note this ONE picture above is from a previous posting on baby Cooper's hawks, this is not our beloved Red-tailed hawk. It is from a post about Cooper's hawks I did long time ago, I will repeat it one day.)
These are the shots of the eaglets yesterday as they flew over me.
It is overwhelming to me how many people love the little hawk. There is so much love for this little hawk who made it through such a struggle. Perhaps there is a lesson in this for all of us to never give up and to always believe in miracles, it can happen just like it did for the little hawk. The impossible can be possible in a new world if we believe.
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