This is today's report and update on the little hawk who grew up in an eagles nest. A day in the life of little hawk.
When we first arrived.....
two eaglets hidden under red arrowsI then went and watched the young eaglets as they exercised their wings. They were very active. Two were on the outer branches of the tree to the left. One was on his special big branch. I was there for a long time and I did not see anyone of the eaglets fledge. They are ready to fly that is for sure. They hopped from branch to branch. Perhaps tomorrow they will fly. Someone has seen one fly yesterday I think.
I could hear little hawk peeping so I went and looked for him on his trees. Pretty soon he came closer to me and I could see him on momma eagle's special old gnarled tree near the nest. Momma was sitting on top of the tree and he went below her to a branch.
But he just kept peeping and peeping and so annoyed the momma that she went and hid in a tree at the beach.
So little hawk did the strangest thing I ever have seen a bird do. He lay flat out on the branch like he was on a bed. He kept peeping but looked so comfy on his bed in the sky. How wonderful to lay there and see the ocean below you. He could see momma hiding in her tree and hear and see the eaglets flapperzing in the nest.
As he lay on his bed he would call out a long peep. The eaglet that sits on the big branch always would reply with two peeps. They did this for about an hour. I know they were communicating. I guess they were saying , "hey are you over there by the beach?" and the hawk would say "peep peep, yup yup I am over here!" He also has other places that he lays down and sleeps as he does not visit the nest as much as he used to do. The eaglets are too wild.
Pictures of the beach
Earlier my husband had been at the beach and had found the little hawk and momma there. He told me the story of how little hawk was down quite low below momma's tree and momma was in her perch tree above. He said that momma eagle would always be clucking to her baby hawk and he peeped back to her for the entire time he was there.
Dad eagle was out in the water gathering foods as the tide was really low. I know that the hawk is speaking and communicating to the parents and to the siblings so I guess he is bilingual and speaks hawk and eagle. He is a real Canadian. This is a view of the nest from the beach.
Then hawk came and sat below the nest on a low branch to look at me. No one else was there just me. It was a quiet day for a while at the nest. Then the people started to come. Little hawklet decided to visit the bird feeders in the area.
can you find the hawk?He flew in and acted very hawkish as he hid up tight to a large tree overlooking a bird feeder. He hid so well! I guess it is instinct for him to be sneaky and hide and do hawk like things as he looks for birds to eat. A resident says he thinks he is taking some birds.
looking down do I see a mouse
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Hawklet is waving goodbye in these two pictures.
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