Friday, May 25, 2012

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Crowded Lunch For Red Tailed Hawks

Video: Gary Vlahakis, May 22, 2012.  The female brings a big rat to feed 4 hungry babies.   (Best viewed in full screen HD.)

It's hard to believe none of the babies have tumbled out of the nest yet - they teeter awfully close to the edge in this video.  All 4 fight for their share of food.  Even the smallest chick tries to make off with half the rat.

The chicks are all starting to get their adult feathers and are camouflaged in the dappled light now.  

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We're tracking the progress of the Red Tailed Hawk nest less than 100 feet from the massive grading project for the controversial subdivision in the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract.