Monday, March 8, 2010

Red-Tailed hawk

In our upper savanna area, the trees are finally getting big enough to support these large birds. They like to sit at the very top of the tree.  We often see one flying from one tree top to the next and also to the top of the telephone poles.  We watched as this one swooped down and captured something.  It then  flew to the top of a distant telephone pole and with its back to us, ate whatever it caught.  These hawks are fond of voles, rabbits, mice, chipmunks, birds, snakes and frogs.

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