Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 50 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation's mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David's words, "Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future." 

David Hancock

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Spunky the Hawklet Flies Back to the Nest

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Since Spunky fledged on June 22 many have wondered if the little hawk was able to make it back to the eagle nest where it was raised.  I am thrilled to say yes and it has been fed in the nest as well. It is really part of the big eagle family there with three huge 10 wk. old eaglets.

Outstanding photographs from today taken by Terry Venables can be seen on his blog here:

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

You can see photos and videos in our forum thread for the Roberts Bay nest in Sidney, BC here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=995595#995595

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'Spunky' the Hawklet Fledges from Eagle Nest

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Sorry, folks, in our excitement yesterday I forgot tannounce that the little hawklet, whom we named Spunky, fledged from the eagle nest where it was raised by bald eagles.

Here's the story in today's Victoria, BC Times Colonist paper:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/hawk-raised-by-eagles-makes-its-first-flight-1.20747193

Here's a link to amazing photos of Spunky flying from the beach tree back to the nest tree this morning.  Right now he is sitting just a few feet below this nest.  Terry Venables has an amazing site full of wonderful photos concerning the Roberts Bay nest saga of 2017.  He is an amazing photographer.

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

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Latest Pics from Roberts Bay Nest with Hawklet

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We've named the little hawklet 'Spunky' because it so fits his/her personality.  Here are the latest photos from the nest taken this morning by Terry Venables.

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

Spunky is now doing what we call 'branching' but s/he has not yet left the nest tree.  That is when the flying is considered 'fledging' for the first time.

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Updated Video of Hawklet in Eagle Nest Taken by David Hancock

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Yesterday when we were at the Roberts Bay eagle nest in Sidney, BC, David Hancock made the following video which Christian Sasse has now uploaded to his YouTube page here:
 

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Nat Geo's Article re Hawk Chick in Eagle Nest

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Here's a link to the National Geographic story about our Roberts Bay nest in Sidney, BC.  It features Lynda Robson's original video that alerted us to this phenomenom. 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/latest-stories/ .

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