Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Well, I got some photos of the beast, although not one good one. They all look like lots of sky with a black blob in it. With the exception of dogs and a few cats, critters seem to know when you’re trying to photograph them and do their best to foil you. This hawk was circling really high and would start to swoop down to where I could get a decent photo, and then he would pull up and I’d get a snap of blurry tail feathers.

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

I’ve found a hawk’s nest near the dead pine he likes to sit on, so maybe I’ll have a better chance to get photos in the spring when the Red-Tail family has little hawklets to look after.

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4 responses to “Red-Tailed Hawk

  1. I’ve read about red-tailed hawks. When we lived on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, it was eagle central – we’d regularly see wedge-tailed eagles and sea-eagles, absolutely majestic. It used to amaze me how people never look up and see these beauties in the air above them.

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  2. we have trubbul tellin one kind of hawk from another — ‘cept balddedeeegullz are somewhat ‘easy’ — as are osprey. we had a LARGE (could it have been golden eagle?) bird of prey in our yard this winter …

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    • Ann

      Red-tails are pretty easy – they have that rusty-colored tail. I think yours probably was a golden – they’re pretty common where you are and hawks are a lot smaller than eagles.

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