Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hawk


The red-tail hawk is one of the largest hawks, usually weighing 2-4 pounds. They are seen more often because of their habit of circling high in the air, perched in dead trees or sitting on a telephone pole like this one in Latigo Canyon Road.

Mating and nest building begin in early Spring, usually in March and continue through May. This is accompanied by spectacular aerial displays by both males and females. Circling and soaring to great heights, they fold their wings and plummet to treetop level, repeating this display as much as five or six times. 

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