First we had baby hummingbirds, now baby hawks. Luis and our neighbor spotted this little guy in the bushes across the street from our house. At first we thought he was hurt, but animal control advised us to leave him alone. In the coming days, he became more adventurous, stepping out onto the sidewalk and hanging out or fly jumping onto the bushes. We made him some scrambled eggs (animal control said we could if he looked hungry) but we noticed his parents keeping an eye on him so we figured he was fine.
We’ve been keeping an eye out for Henry a.k.a Tony Hawk a.k.a. Steven Hawking but it’s been a few days, so I’m guessing he finally got strong enough to fly. When researching baby hawks, I also learned that hummingbirds build their nests near hawk nests for protection from larger birds.
The experience also made me aware of how many good neighbors we have. Every one walking by who would see him would stop and try to figure out what to do. I had to assure several people that he was ok, his parents were close and that we were keeping an eye on him.