April 11, 2008
The Urban Red-Tailed Hawk
Inspired by Jamison's telling of the red-tailed hawk and rabbit encounter, reader John Wozny of Denver sent this photo of an urban red-tail with a Washington Park squirrel.
I was reminded some red-tails who nested on the steeple of the Methodist church in downtown Cañon City when I worked there and were teaching themselves to catch pigeons. Normally, terrestrial mammals are what they eat. But if you are an urban hawk, you take what is there.