April 11, 2008

The Urban Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-tailed hawk with squirrel. Photo copyright 2008 by John Wozny. Used by permission.
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.

Thanks, John!

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