Wednesday, May 18, 2011

RedTail Hawk chicks

i've been watching the raptor cam on a building in Portland.  3 of the 4 eggs hatched while i was gone and watching those chicks makes me giggle!  they are getting their big bird feathers and keep flapping their wings and trying to walk around the nest... and are so awkward it's comical!  it's so obvious when they are waiting for a meal to be delivered.  they can't settle down.. keep moving around the nest, flapping wings and waiting.  when the meal arrives, the parent has been "preparing" it for them by pulling off ... um, whatever it takes to make it easy for them, then starts feeding them bits.  usually there is one that can't wait to be fed and starts helping itself... awkwardly.  they are so damn cute and funny!  nice way to get the a.m. started for me.

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