Can someone please tell me this was a pair that was trying to do the death spiral that mating birds of prey do, and somehow in the process they ended up stuck on a road sign.
Because if it is, this is definitely one of the funniest “Okay, maybe we WERE a little bit over our head when we started this…” moments.
I doubt it. One of these birds is a juvenile (the top) while the other is an adult (bottom). The juvenile would have no interest in mating.
Honestly when I see hawks doing stupid stuff 9/10 times its a harris hawk—this seriously just looks like one of those stupid hawks time. They are one of the only social raptors, so this leads to some funny things, like
The harris hawk argument for stacking is “your back is less Pokey than a cactus so imma use it”
Not even falconers are safe…
They even hold hands
Please, what are you doing harris hawks, learn how to hawk
Anyone else notice the adult has falconer’s leathers on its legs?
Yes—I addressed so in an edit I did of my original post on the subject. I can’t tell if the juvenile also has jesses, but it looks like the transmitter is attached to the juvenile? Its seriously hard to tell if both are captive or if one is wild. However, if I am to guess I think both these birds are falconry hawks.