Friday, June 22, 2012

Charlie's First Meal After Returning Home

In the post Intimate Encounters with the Northern Goshawk, I told the story of a nestling goshawk's return to its nest. Here is some video captured from his first meal after returning home. Charlie is the smallest of the four nestlings, but after being left out at first, dives right into the middle to ensure that he gets his share! Awesome! It is also cool that the adult male brings in a second Belding's Ground Squirrel while they are still eating the first. (The video is presented in double time).

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's always interesting to read about the selectionary pressures in the nest, but even more fascinating to see it first hand.