Monday, August 29, 2011

The Great Escape

This video captures a mistake by an adult goshawk. The female goshawk delivers a Belding's Ground Squirrel to the nest. Upon arrival she sees an uneaten bird waiting. She feeds the bird to the nestlings, then flies off leaving the dead Belding's Ground Squirrel behind. One problem - it isn't dead. (video plays in double time. female leaves at minute 2:30)

2 comments:

Birding is Fun! said...

"Where'd our dessert just go?!"

Cool footage!

woodchuck said...

Oh man, that is awesome!