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Red Tail Hawk wets its feet
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 20:41.
In the past week I have had three interesting observations of red tail hawks.
Last week one swooped over a cat - sized up the cat (too big) - and landed back on a low tree limb.
Two days ago I watched another hawk swoop across a wetland - and this time it was a duck which was the target. The duck turned upside down in the water and shook its feet in the air to avoid the hawk.
Then yesterday I was able to get within 25 feet of this wading hawk - which was hunting in conjunction with another red tail in a nearby tree.
These birds were almost annihilated by DDT. Check out that red tail! Is this animal handsome! or What!
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