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Friday, June 09, 2017

Eagles Adopt Hawk Baby


More on the story of the eagles who adopted a hawk baby in Sidney, B.C.




An eagle couple has adopted a red-tailed hawk baby and is feeding it in their nest in Sidney, B.C. These photos are of the eagles nest taken yesterday but I could not see the baby red-tailed hawk so I took photos of the eaglets exercising their wings in the rain.  I am a long way from the nest so these are cropped in a lot.
 It had to pour with rain when I was there and got sunny when I was at home.  I only stayed for a few minutes as there seems to be a lot of people going there now and the residents must be getting tired of it.  I have to say that I have met the most wonderful and kind residents there the two times I went there for short visits.

 Two Eaglets for Black and White Weekend.
The photo above shows all three of the eaglets, sadly no baby hawk is showing up in the photos. He likes to go to the other side of this nest.  I think he showed up in the late afternoon.
 Here are a series of wing-exercising from the eaglets.
 The photos get bigger when you click on them.
 On Global News they said that there was originally two baby red-tailed hawks in the nest and they showed a picture on the news with two little hawk heads in the nest, so I guess that means there were two alive and now there is one. I am not sure what it means and the whole thing is really confusing to me. The picture was not recent I guess.  I am so confused about how this happened and what is going to happen.
 These are for Eileen at her Saturday Critters.
The pictures are really dark as it was raining and I was far away from the nest.





 For Weekend Reflections, the eagles nest reflecting in water.  (ok, I know, it is bad, I made it with an app.)


Below are photos of the baby red-tailed hawk in the eagles nest. I took these a few days ago. The sky was nice and blue so these are my Sky Watch Friday posts with the little hawk in them.


 I am worried about the little hawk and wonder if it will survive as it normally would not be fed fish.  There are so many things that could go wrong, if the eaglets are low on food little hawk may look like a food to them.

 Sleepy little hawk.

As the pictures are so dark, I think some pink flowers from the gardens would brighten thing up.  This is for Floral Friday and Pink Saturday.

I did another posting on the nest, you can find it here
Eagle raises Red-tailed Hawk Baby.
I have video of the little hawk  on YouTube.
Global News article on the Eagle and baby 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


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS.

30 comments:

  1. What an amazing story! Those eaglets look very fierce already :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it. Yes the eaglets can be larger than the parents sometimes and very fierce. But these ones in the nest just seem lazy and very calm and happy.

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  2. Great photos of all the young birds
    Have a great week-end!

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    1. Hi Lea, have a wonderful week-end. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  3. That is a most interesting string of events. Your pictures show a lot of detail.

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    1. Hi Ruth, I try to sharpen them a bit as my pics are blurry and my eyes are blurry also! Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  4. Pretty amazing that eagles would raise a baby hawk. I wonder how it got in the next to begin with? Fingers crossed that it survives.

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    1. I wonder the same thing. I guess the mother hawk lost her nest and laid her eggs in the eagles nest. Or she decided to go to Mexico and not raise her babies this year! Or they were brought in a food and then the eagles got attached to them. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  5. That is one amazing story, I do hope everything turns out ok.
    Take care, Gordon.

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    1. So far things are going well. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  6. I think your hawk chicklet will be fine. Our owls eat everything!!!! It's all protein.

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    1. Hi Jenn, I think the hawk can eat everything. The eagles eat some rabbit and small mice, etc. also so I think it gets a lot of food. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  7. This is my favourite story of the summer so far. Thanks for the new details. Of course, I, too, worry that the little fellow may be killed by his bigger brothers, but they may surprise us. The young eagles might well take it upon themselves to protect him from other eagles. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. I think you got it right! The eagles seem to protect the little hawk and the little hawk seems to show them how to fly as he is more advanced. The eaglets think he is the older brother or sister. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  8. It is an impressive bird.

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    1. Hi riitta yes all the eagles and hawks are so impressive. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  9. Wow, that is remarkable!

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  10. how exciting to follow the adoptive family. nice images.

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    1. Yes it is a bit exciting and I am not getting anything else done right now! Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  11. Hello, it is an amazing story about the eagle adopting the hawk baby. I hope all goes well. Happy Saturday! Wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. PS, this is a wonderful critter post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    2. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  12. Hello Nora, well... what an amazing story you've unfolded here. I was thrilled to see all the photos too. There's always a cool surprise happening within the world of nature and this is definitely right up there.
    Thanks for all your efforts to get those photos ... the ones with the Eagles doing their wing exercises are magnificent too.
    Pretty flowers as well - what more could we ask! Cheers now :D)

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    1. Thanks so much Sue for this lovely comment. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  13. Incredible! Amazing birds!

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    1. Yes, I hope it is not too boring for my regulars who are not interested. Thank you for your comment. I love each comment and read them many times! I know it takes a lot of time to sign in and comment so I really appreciate it.

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  14. Great story - I saw this pop up on Facebook as well.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Yes the media has gone crazy with this story! I feel sorry for the residents as the location came out and now their quiet street is a circus of people. I have met the most wonderful residents and some of rudest people who come to look at the hawk. People who drive in are not considerate of the residents who have to live through this.

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  15. Thanks so much for these lovely comments, I read each one and they are appreciated very much. I will try to get to each of your blogs but it will take some time.

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