Red-tailed Hawk Chicks ~ Third Generation by Kimberly Chadwick

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Red-tailed Hawk

Third generation for me to capture! Taken in Marana, AZ using a Canon Powershot SX40HS

Red-tailed hawk is the most variable and widespread north American raptor. It is equally at home in mountains, deserts,prairies, and farmlands. A year round resident in most of the United States, the RT is the hawk most likey to be seen along highways. Utility poles and fence posts have become the accustomed perch of these raptors.

Coming in a huge variety of colors and morphs. Hunting mostly rodents from perches or in the air.
While searching for prey, these hawks will hover in place, sometimes kiting, or hanging motionless in the wind, as it scours the land.

Red-tailed hawks tend to keep the same territories their whole lives. These territories can be as large as 9.6 square miles (25 square kilometers). The birds defend their area with aerial displays of steep dives and climbs, the males and females gliding together. Red-tails pair up for life and their aerial courtships are much like their territorial displays.

VOICE a distinctive call, a harsh, descending keeeeeeer

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is typically used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world.
  • They can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.
  • Males and females perform a courtship ritual in which they dive and roll in the sky. They will even lock talons and fall together a distance before splitting apart.
  • A group of hawks has many collective nouns, including a “boil”, “knot”, “spiraling”, “stream”, and “tower” of hawks.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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Comments

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 1 year ago

    A really cool shot girlfriend! :) How are you? Been ages since we last chatted, hope you’re well?

    Gabe xx

  • I am great my friend! It has been a while lol. Good to see ya, thank you. Hope you are well :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 1 year ago

    Yes good, but I’ve just had to get educated in how to work the new RB system. I couldn’t find how to get back on the timeline or enter any challenges, just mucking around today, it’s been raining and I’ve been taking a few macros.

    Gabe xx

  • RB is always changing. I haven’t been on in a week or two and it has changed again lol. We could use some rain when you are tired of it ;). I had wondered how you were. I am glad to hear from you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 1 year ago

    Yes please have some rain, we’ve been flooding here on and off now for the last few months. I give up on how many inches of rain but the water table is only two feet under the ground. It’s been extreme here.

    Life is hectic, I find I can’t keep up with everything lately and haven’t been picking up the camera much at all. The garden club is taking over my life! LOL!

    Gabe xx

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Monday 22 Apr 2013

    Brilliant Work!!!

  • Thank you so much for the recognition Steve!! I am honored!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Great close up my friend ! Nice & sharp ! CONGRATULATIONS on the FEATURE ! Hugs

  • Yay, thank you Tom!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 23, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so very much for the recognition Teresa!! I appreciate it!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 1 year ago

    Oh wow, that’s special, they’re soooo cute!

  • Thank you Deb so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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