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by OntPhoto on Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:38 pm
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How nice of them.  But people speculate what really happened is a bald eagle raided a red-tail hawk nest, taking several young back to the bald eagle nest for food.  Most of the snatched red-tail hawk young meant as dinner for the bald eagles were likely already dead except for the one bird.  Bird psychology I do not understand :-)  Some warblers do incubate cowbird eggs and feed them when they hatch. 


PS.  One of the people quoted in the article is David Bird who used to write a bird column for the Montreal Gazette.  He retired to Sidney, north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. where the eagle nest is located.

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by Jens Peermann on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:41 pm
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Eagles and Buzzards (Hawks) belong to the same family, which may help overcoming hesitations to raise the little guy. And the famous European Coocoo (the one with the clock) has a habit similar to that of cowbirds. It lays its eggs in other birds' nests and lets them do the incubating and raising, albeit without monitoring the progress.
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