Author 'Gilbair' (Id 221300 ) : Friends of animals in general and birds in particular, do not shout at the 'politically incorrect' with this title intentionally provocative, it would be simple anthropomorphism !
The young Red Tail black come out voluntarily from the nest before they learn how to actually fly, but the parents continue to feed them for as much as they are able to survive the natural predators, many of Montricher (foxes, cats, jays crows Kites Nozzles)
Delivered to the nest this bird came out a few minutes later. Once the feathers removed a cat would not make her lunch just a 'mise en bouche', a 'small' lunch.
But rest assured you get each year one or more pairs of these birds endearing return to nest in the club house or in our hangars. Despite all, the survival of the species is ensured, provided that the pesticides do not destroy all the insects including the beetles !
Pentax Optio P80, 1/320 sec, F5. 8, focal length 20mm, file digital has not been changed.