After worrying that Malala would never be seen again and would perish, the fledgling Red-tail Hawk returns to the Bald Eagle nest on Gabriola Island. They are at the base of the nest on the bottom left after being out 12 hours. The hawklet works hard to get back up to the nest with Mum and its sibling, Eagle. Watch the front centre of that big nest at 18:15. Parent and sibling watching it make its way up. Mum feeds it! 18:16 is the moment it gets uip and takes over the food. How wonderful.
Notice that Christian mentions a forced fledge where the hawklet was frighted off the nest into fledging.
Some good information from Christian Sasse on this video. Enjoy.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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I’m so glad that little Malala returned to the nest and got fed! Prayers answered 🙏❤️ Thank you Mary Ann for this update!
See you soon!
Oh, it is wonderful, isn’t it. So happy for everyone on Gabriola Island.