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Mo’ hawk

Looking something like an acrobat on a high wire, this Red-tailed hawk managed to balance its hefty frame on a comparatively skinny tree by using controlled swaying and precision wing adjustments.

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Featherweight fighters

A Red-tailed hawk hadn’t been perching for too long before it was attacked by various other birds, including Red-winged blackbirds and Baltimore orioles. During nesting season the smaller birds were taking no chances, and the hawk reluctantly left to go … Continue reading

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Red-tail in the morning …

… rodents take warning — because this Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is looking for you. The juvenile bird tried his hunting luck from various trees along a marshy area in the Forsythe NWR.

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Will Success Spoil Flock Hunter?

We watched this rusty-striped stalker (perhaps a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii)) as it perched in a Black locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) for quite some time. While it didn’t seem bothered by our relatively close presence & continued looking this way … Continue reading

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