This observation was made at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton. This Red-tailed Hawk was perched high above the pond on top of a civil defense siren. The hawk was obviously surveying the large population of Mallards, American Coots, and Ring-billed Gulls in the water below.

Although I watched the hawk discreetly for 15 to 20 minutes, the bird never attempted to prey upon the waterfowl.

Red-tailed Hawk - Civil Defense Siren

Red-tailed Hawk - Civil Defense Siren

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date December 27, 2004
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Pond
Type of Behavior Surveying
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
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