Monday, June 4, 2012
Video: Gary Vlahakis, June 3, 2012. The largest of the Red Tailed Hawk babies ventures out of the nest, quite a ways up a branch, flapping its wings, hopping around, trying to fly. The nest is about 80' from the street below. Things get very dramatic around 5:45 minutes: the chick attempts to fly back to the nest, misses and hangs upside down from the edge of the nest, while the other 3 chicks freak out. Worth watching to the end. (Best viewed in full screen HD, Blogger automatically resets this page to the lowest resolution.)
In 2005, we rescued a Red Tail fledgling on Corralitas Drive, when it fell out of the nest, breaking a leg.
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