Stormy is heard squeeing but is out of the cam view. He is seen flying to the nest (center of the cam). As he approaches the nest his left wing clips the branch causing him to bank and fall below the nest in a loud crash landing. We hear him squeeing and flapping for a few minutes and then he flies back up (watch the left hand side of the cam) and has a rough landing on the branch before hopping back to the nest. I included his crash and fall in slo mo. Stormy appears to be fine – and than lays down in the center of the nest for the evening. Rest up Stormy – young juvies such as yourself do miscalculate landings and branches and fall sometimes. It is part of the learning process as he develops better control & coordination. Thank you for watching!
Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk
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