Here is a final video from the Red-tailed Hawk nest I was able to document:
At the time of this recording, young Red-tailed Hawks were about 5-6 weeks old. First half shows grown-up chicks barely fitting in the nest. Second half shows young hawk finally leaving the nest and resting on a nearby tree. At this point you will see two photographs showing an underwing and back feathers. Last clip shows fledgling Red-tailed Hawk eating a chipmunk brought in by an adult bird.
Video and photographs were taken with a Canon 1Dx camera paired with a Canon 600mm f/4 IS lens with a 2x extender at 1200mm
If you are interested in seeing the progress of this nest, you can find my previous videos on YouTube:
- week 1 - youtu.be/AgnNa-FGtcI
- week 2 - youtu.be/dy8npJHJPqg
- week 3 - youtu.be/lSRS13aHjCo
- week 4 - youtu.be/vJuSCbXfcoA
- week 5 - youtu.be/fNHNW2DUYJo
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