A family of wild bald eagles in Canada has stunned bird watchers and specialists the world over. For in an old Douglas fir in Sidney, British Columbia, two adult bald eagles have welcomed a fluffy red-tailed hawk chick into their fold. He’s now become part of the family, along with three other eagle chicks, who the parents are working hard to feed.
The young hawk was first spotted in May, cosied up in the eagles’ nest along with their eagle babies. Despite being visibly different from the others, the eagle parents appear to regard the hawk as their own, making sure he has his share of food carried back to the nest.