Monday, December 6, 2010

Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk.

This young Red Tailed Hawk has been hanging around Springbrook's Interpretive center for several weeks. On both Friday and Saturday it killed and ate a Gray Squirrel at our bird feeders.  On Sunday he/she was there while our bird banding activity was happenning. It is young and unafaid of people, being more interested in the animals attracted to the wildlife feeders. I have never seen a Red Tail allow people this close. 

Notice how it stands on one foot, keeping the other pulled up into its feathers for warmth.

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