Red Tail Hawk Adopted by an Eagle

Bald eagles near Nanaimo raise a red-tailed hawk alongside their own eaglet

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“And the next thing you know, the little hawk bounces up and starts begging for food right away,” Bird said. “That’s what saved its life.”

A similar foster-family arrangement occurred in Sidney in June 2017, when bald eagles raised a red-tailed hawk along with their own brood in a nest in a residential neighbourhood. It happened again in Redding, Calif., in 2019.

This was on the radio, last night.

An unusual event that was caught on camera against the odds.

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