Many of us remember the magical time of our lives when we were young and just starting out in the world. Just like a juvenile human being, a Juvenile Red Tail Hawk has lots of growing up to do! Life is full of exciting adventures and lessons learned within Mother Nature's classroom of life. Red Tails are a very successful species in fact, their habitat covers most of North America. Their famous "red" tail feathers do not develop their famous red coloring until adulthood and neither do their famous hunting skills. They are quick learners however the early attempts aren't always successful. They have stunning eye capable of spotting their prey form great distances and clearly for a laser focus when swooping down on a potential meal. They are simply incredible to watch and admire and I am happy to share this small window into the world of a young Red Tailed Hawk enjoy! Protecting wildlife habitat is something that is important for each and every one of us because there is only one Earth, and we all live here and share it together. At the Nature Walks Conservation Society http://www.naturewalksCS.org of which I am honored to be the Executive Director, it is our mission to promote wildlife conservation through direct public education. You see working together we really can make a difference! I'm Mark Fraser and I'll see you again very soon. Until then, you can join me online and catch up on all the exciting Nature Walks news at my website; http://www.naturewalkswithmark.org. Thanks to the support of wonderful friends wildlife has a new voice! Thanks to all of you there is a brand new conservation organization helping to raise wildlife conservation awareness called the Nature Walks Conservations Society! http://www.naturewalksCS.org. With your help we really can make a difference! Watch for us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/naturewalksCS! Stay Tuned and please share this film to help promote awareness!
This Red Tailed Hawk has been showing up almost everywhere I go outside. I know it's a juvenile and it's interesting that it lands on low perches like fence posts and in this case, the back of a bench by my bees. It catches meadow mice, voles, and rabbits. I wanted to share a video of it hunting and feeding, but when I break out my camera, it just sits around like this and glances over at me frequently. It's cool to see it and I'm sorry there isn't more going on here. You can see it's quite large for a juvenile and I'm just assuming that when the bunnies are gone that it will move on to other hunting grounds. Whenever I go out to check on bees, it quietly arrives on a nearby post as if to see what I'm up to. No leg bands, so, I assume it wasn't hand raised or anything. Maybe you'll find it interesting :)
Oakland, Ca: July 17, 2013: 7:30 pm
I first spotted this hawk crying in a tree at 11:15 AM. Then it took off to fly in circles in the sky and cry some more. When I returned to the park five hours later, I saw it in the same tree still crying and I videotaped it. O'Neill Regional Park, Rancho Santa Margarita, California, 2013.7.21.
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks at Stony Creek Metropark on 7-22-15
This juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk (California subspecies) fledged a couple of weeks ago. Corvallis, Oregon.
Juvenile Red-shouldered hawk steals annual cicadas left as bait to attract back yard Great Horned owls to camera range.
We found this juvenile hawk on the side of the road, fresh out of the nest. He still has some down on his forehead. He was tired and stressed, so we kept our visit short. All the time we were there we could here his parents calling from high overhead
I pulled over for this! In delta BC Wednesday 2 August - lovely red tail hawk
juvenile hawk after the storm