Pretty Ballsy There, Mr. Starling

Lately┬áI have had to get my bird cam fix with alternatives since my favorite Decorah Eagles picked their ‘away nest’ and we can’t watch them raise their babies this season. The Cornell Ornithology Lab has several bird cams up right now, including this Red-Tailed Hawk nest cam.

I was watching the cam out of the corner of my eye as I was working on other things and then all of a sudden a European Starling lands just above the incubating parent (I haven’t become familiar enough with the hawk parents to tell them apart without them being next to one another). Pretty ballsy move there Mr. Starling, considering how close you are to a predator. Pretty ballsy indeed.

Ballsy European Starling