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Old 06-07-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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This is all in the news up here today, it's very unusual since eagles and hawks are natural enemies.

A bald eagle family with their own eaglets in the nest has brought a baby red tailed hawk into the nest too and the parent eagles are feeding it. I hope the little hawk survives since the eaglets are 4 times bigger than the hawk, but the baby hawk is holding his own so far. See story and pictures:

Experts surprised red-tailed hawk chick surviving in bald-eagle nest. | Vancouver Sun

Birds of a different feather: Sidney eagles adopt red-tailed hawk chick


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Old 06-08-2017, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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doesn't sound t promising for the hawk as an adult.


Thanks for posting that!
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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How cool!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69OZWFEUaDk

Still doing well too.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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An update on this spunky little red tailed hawk who has now become quite famous. It is still alive, strong, healthy, flying, and is teaching its own self how to hunt for normal hawk food.

About three weeks ago the hawklet and the eaglets fledged and started leaving the nest to do fly-abouts as they tested their wings. Now all of the many bald eagles in the region are leaving their summer grounds and migrating further north to the autumn salmon spawning areas, including the hawk's adoptive family which has already left, but the hawk has stayed in the hunting territory of Sydney close by the nest. Since all the eagles are leaving now it's hoped that will increase the hawk's chances of survival by avoiding becoming prey of other strange eagles.

Over the summer the town has received thousands of visitors from around the world, including a National Geographic crew, who came to take pictures and videos of the hawklet living and interacting with the family of bald eagles.


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Old 08-08-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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This is all in the news up here today, it's very unusual since eagles and hawks are natural enemies.

A bald eagle family with their own eaglets in the nest has brought a baby red tailed hawk into the nest too and the parent eagles are feeding it. I hope the little hawk survives since the eaglets are 4 times bigger than the hawk, but the baby hawk is holding his own so far. See story and pictures:

Experts surprised red-tailed hawk chick surviving in bald-eagle nest. | Vancouver Sun

Birds of a different feather: Sidney eagles adopt red-tailed hawk chick


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Very interesting! I'm pulling for the little guy.
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