RTH fledgling Malala Returns to the Eagle Nest!

25 June 2022

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.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    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!

    1. Oh, it is wonderful, isn’t it. So happy for everyone on Gabriola Island.

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