Red Tail Hawk Adopted by an Eagle

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


“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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