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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Wild Red-tailed Hawk on swingset in playground; the chains are holding the swings, not the bird!

Habitat:

Urban park.

Notes:

This is the "resident redtail" of the park; I often see it on flagpoles, in trees, and hunting pigeons. One evening it picked the swingset for a perch and I was able to get very close to it.

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3 Comments

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 years ago

Thank you both! I never walk through the park without looking for the redtail, it's an honor to be so close to a wild raptor.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

I'm always amazed how close these guys are to us! Great series!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Beautiful! Love the playground setting

AbigailParker
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AbigailParker

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2008
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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