I’ve been following a pair of Bald Eagles near Seagoville, Texas who are nesting on a transmission tower. Transmission towers can provide an excellent nesting platform for our larger birds, and in fact it is not just Bald Eagles who will make use of these structures. These pictures are of a Red-tailed Hawk who is attending its nest. Its hard to be certain from these pictures, but this hawk appears to be doing maintenance on its nest, or feeding on some prey, or preening, or maybe all three.

Red-tailed Hawk - Transmission Tower
Red-tailed Hawk - Transmission Tower
Red-tailed Hawk - Transmission Tower
Red-tailed Hawk - Transmission Tower
Red-tailed Hawk - Transmission Tower

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateApr 6, 2013
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatUndeveloped-Vacant Lot
Type of BehaviorNesting
GenderUncertain
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson