I observed this pair of Red-tailed Hawks at the busy intersection of Jupiter Road and Arapaho Road in Richardson, Texas. This is a very busy intersection with a lot of automobile traffic.

Hawks seem to be attracted to these intersections by the reliable congregations of Rock Doves and other birds such as Great-tailed Grackles and Eurasian Collared-doves.

This appears to be a male and a female. The male is perched at the top of the pole. The larger female is on the crossbar.

I observed this pair of Red-tailed Hawks at the busy intersection of Jupiter Road and Arapaho Road in Richardson Texas.  This is a very busy intersection with a lot of automobile traffic.
I observed this pair of Red-tailed Hawks at the busy intersection of Jupiter Road and Arapaho Road in Richardson Texas. This is a very busy intersection with a lot of automobile traffic.
This the larger of the two birds.  It is probably a female.
This the larger of the two birds. It is probably a female.
These two Red-tailed Hawks appear to be a male and a female.  The male is perched at the top of the pole.  The larger female is on the crossbar.
These two Red-tailed Hawks appear to be a male and a female. The male is perched at the top of the pole. The larger female is on the crossbar.
The male Red-tailed Hawk is slightly smaller than the female.
The male Red-tailed Hawk is slightly smaller than the female.
The same hawks from another angle. The female is preening her tail feathers in this picture.
The same hawks from another angle. The female is preening her tail feathers in this picture.
These two hawks seemed to be waiting for just the right opportunity to strike the Rock Doves foraging just below them.
These two hawks seemed to be waiting for just the right opportunity to strike the Rock Doves foraging just below them.
A male Red-tailed Hawk in Richardson, Texas.
A male Red-tailed Hawk in Richardson, Texas.
Preening.
Preening.
A female Red-tailed Hawk in Richardson, Texas.
A female Red-tailed Hawk in Richardson, Texas.

Observation Details

CountyDallas
CityRichardson
DateNov 4, 2011
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureCool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatThoroughfare-Primary Road
Type of BehaviorSurveying
GenderMixed
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson