Monday, June 4, 2012

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Venturing From The Nest Is Risky!

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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