Sep 062012
 

This Red-tailed Hawk observation comes to us from Ann Mendoza in Sachse, Texas.

Ann discovered a Red-tailed Hawk in her backyard eating a squirrel it had captured. The hawk was so busy eating that it allowed Ann to walk up to withing just a couple of feet/meters of its position. Finally, when she came just a little too close, the hawk picked up and flew off across the neighborhood creek and landed in a tree.

Later, Ann went over to see if the hawk had dropped the squirrel under the tree. On the way, she stumbled across the hawk again. This time he was sitting on a park bench in a neighbor’s yard.

The hawk spent most of the rest of the day sitting on the bench or in nearby a willow tree. Ann managed to get a photograph of the hawk while he was sitting on the neighbor’s bird feeder.

Observation Details

County Dallas
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City Sachse
Date Aug 10, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Residential-Single Family
Type of Behavior Various
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Ann Mendoza
Main Article Red-tailed Hawk Observation Location

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