Spunky the Young Hawk Baby is very Spunky! The parent dropped off the food and.....
the young hawk mantled over it and would not allow the eaglets to eat any of it! It was the most exciting five or ten minutes while he covered the food over with his wings. I wondered if he would be attacked by the young eaglets as he covered the food with his wings for an extended long time while I nearly passed out.
I hoped I was not filming him being hurt. And I was not as it all went fine. He was so strong and determined to keep the food from the eaglets even though he is so tiny compared to them.
The young eaglets tried to peer under his tail feathers looking at the food in a very meek and mild manner. The hawk is number one at the nest. Later on after the hawk ate all the food and the eaglets watched in wonder, he climbed up on the branch and one of the eaglets went up and gave him a little tiny, tender flap with his wings! I guess that was pay-back for eating the food.
So then the hawk went one branch down and the eaglets jumped into the nest and parent dropped the food for the eaglets and the parent flew out of the nest to get out of there fast.
The hawk was screaming the whole time as the eaglets ate and he climbed back into the nest and sat on a branch.
I had another blog prepared for today on the letter "y" so I am using some of MY text that I put on the Hancock Wildlife Forum Page on this eagle's nest to get the blog done fast, as you all know I hate doing the text now on my blog! I just like pictures! The people on there have named the hawk Spunky and he is really quite a bully to take on three eaglets and get all the food.
This is part of a continuing story I am doing on the Young Red-tailed hawk that is being raised by two eagles in their nest in Sidney, B.C. with three of their own baby eagles.
My posts are here on the Baby Hawk:
Hawk Adopted by Eagles
Eagles Adopt Hawk
Eagles Raise Hawk Baby
I am adding in some Yellow birds for the ABC Link Up as we are at the letter "Y" for Young Hawk and Yellow Birds. I had this post prepared before I got the hawk and eagle photos so the blog is extra long today.
I have uploaded to my islandrambles YouTube site seven videos of the hawk in the eagles nest mantling over the food and sitting on the branches. I am not sure if I will put all the videos in here. You will have to check my site and see the rest of them I guess.
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.
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