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Nat Geo's Article re Hawk Chick in Eagle Nest

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Here's a link to the National Geographic story about our Roberts Bay nest in Sidney, BC.  It features Lynda Robson's original video that alerted us to this phenomenom. 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/latest-stories/ .

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David Hancock Live at Eagle Nest with Hawklet

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Now LIVE on YouTube.  David Hancock and Christian Sasse are again at the Roberts Bay nest, in Sidney, BC for the next hour.  You can watch the live broadcast now on YouTube channel SassePhoto and enable notifications by clicking on the 'bell' icon next to the 'subscribe' option.  After the broadcast is over you can still watch the video.

www.youtube.com/user/SassePhoto

You can also see photos and videos in our forum thread for the Roberts Bay nest here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=995595#995595

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Eastern Montana man denies he killed bald eagle and hawk with pesticide

Wildlife News12 June 2017


A Plevna man accused of illegally killing a bald eagle and a hawk with a pesticide denied federal charges on Monday in Billings.
BILLINGSGAZETTE.COM

Read More: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/eastern-montana-man-denies-he-killed-bald-eagle-and-hawk/article_172c94dd-068c-572e-b93d-c3c4c6c0c9d7.html
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Live Broadcast from Roberts Bay, Sidney, BC Nest with Hawk in Eagle Nest

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David Hancock and Christian Sasse will be at the Roberts Bay nest, in Sidney, BC later this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Christian is asking people to subscribe to his YouTube channel SassePhoto and enable notifications by clicking on the 'bell' icon nest to the 'subscribe' option.

www.youtube.com/user/SassePhoto

You can also see photos and videos in our forum thread for the Roberts Bay nest here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=995595#995595

I should add that I've had queries as to whether the hawklet is still in the nest.  The answer is that unless someone posts something in our forum or contacts us, we have no way of knowing.  Hancock Wildlife does not have a camera in this nest so we depend on observers to keep us informed.  The only local HWF members who live on the southern end of Vancouver Island live in Victoria so it's a good hour for them to get out to this nest.  David Hancock and Christian Sasse both live here on the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC.  We have to go over by ferry to view the nest and it's an all day trip, requiring sometimes for us to stay overnight.  So thanks for your understanding as to why we do not have round the clock reporting on this nest as we do on our HWF nests with cameras.

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Wild Bird Sanctuary is aksing for help to find missing owl

Wildlife News10 June 2017


The Wild Bird Sanctuary is asking for the public's help to find an owl who flew away during a show at John Ball Zoo this week.
WZZM13.COM
Read More: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/wild-bird-sanctuary-is-asking-for-help-to-find-missing-owl/447613759
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Minnesota’s bald eagle population soars above most of the United States

Wildlife News10 June 2017


The state's thriving bald eagle population is in the midst of nesting season, and the birds hatched this year should be ready to fledge — or fly from the nest — right around July 4.
STARTRIBUNE.COM

Read More: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-s-bald-eagle-population-is-thriving-it-s-the-largest-in-the-lower-48/427679153/
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Feds Kill One Owl Species to Try to Save Another

Wildlife News6 June 2017


Habitat of the Northern spotted owl continues to be imperiled by logging in Oregon because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s inaction, an environmental group claims in Federal Court.
COURTHOUSENEWS.COM

Read More: https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-kill-one-owl-species-try-save-another/
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Update: Bald Eaglets and Red-tailed Hawklet Share Same Nest in the Wild!

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What an unusual split family. Our Roberts Bay, Sidney, BC pair of bald eagles raises a young red-tailed hawk along with their three much faster growing and much larger eaglets.

The recent photos and videos posted to our www.Hancockwildlife.org forum from Lynda & Ian of three large eaglets about nine weeks old plus one 3 to 4 week old red-tailed hawklet in the same nest, and being very satisfactorily reared by the parent bald eagles, is quite extraordinary. However after spending the day at the site watching the six raptors interact so successfully then re-plotting the potential ages of the young raptors, and contemplating the options of how we got to today, begs some interesting thoughts.

First, this nest on the shores of the Saanich Peninsula historically has been a very successful nest, usually rearing three young, less frequently two and, like most eagles, even occasionally failing. In talking with the incredibly friendly and supportive neighbors who love 'their eagles', this nest tree has been occupied for more than 25 years. The surrounding harbors and huge areas of intertidal zone are incredibly productive. Many of the residents and fishermen that frequent the area speak of the eagles commonly taking ‘course fish’ – the undesirable by-catch thrown away by the fishermen. This pair of eagles not only lives in a subdivision on an incredibly busy fishing harbor, but they totally accept the closeness of residents, beach walkers, dogs and incessant boat traffic on the water and vehicles on the roads below. These are very successful urban eagles! I personally grew up a few miles to the south of this nest and knew of this and about five other nests in the adjacent area going back 60 years. This eagle territory was one of the first urban areas occupied by bald eagles that only 10 miles east on the nearby San Juan Island, Washington State, were not just being shot but were subject to a $2.00 bounty for their pair of legs. Yes, we humans have come a long way, with the eagles trying desperately to lead that way to cooperative sharing of the common habitat.

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