The quantity of Red-tailed Hawks increases in North Texas as northern birds migrate south and add their numbers to our resident population. Combine this with improved viewing due to trees being denuded of leaves in the winter, and you can expect to see lots of Red-tailed Hawks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area during this time of the year.
I observed five Red-tailed Hawks within roughly 100 yards/meters of each other near Killian Middle School in Lewisville, Texas. Three hawks were in one group of trees and two more hawks were perched together in another tree near Parker Road.
Included in this group was an example of almost every color variant you can imagine for a Red-tailed Hawk. There was one darkly colored bird—a juvenile hawk. In addition, there was a light morph Red-tailed Hawk and a couple of more typically colored birds.
|Date||–||Jan 3, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Temperature||–||Cold (less than 50°F/10°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Congregating|
|Main Article||–||Red-tailed Hawk||Observation Location|