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Red-tailed Hawk Adult Large hawk Long, broad, rounded wings Reddish tail with thin black band near tip Mottled white shoulder patches. This hawk is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens
The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of open country. Look for it along fields and perched on telephones poles, fenceposts, or trees standing alone or along edges of fields.
I was lucky enough to find a nest of the red tail hawk,Early April 2013 the pictures start with the adult, then follow with the hatch-lings various growth stages. The young chicks took flight from their nest at the end of the month of May 2013.
Spotted on Apr 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013