Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and other elements of the Natural World
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Red-tail Aerial Show
I gazed out across the landscape I call home and noticed a Red-tailed Hawk perched in the top of a Ponderosa Pine. It took flight and joined another Red-tail Hawk in the air, and soon after I noticed that there were four Red-tails in total! Best of all, one of them was a "Harlan's" Hawk, a subspecies of the Red-tailed Hawk, probably the one that seems to be local, as we see it from time to time. The Harlan's Hawk put on an exciting show and was the most vocal Red-tail I have ever encountered. While it was screaming out its distinctive descending screech, it dive bombed one of the other Red-tails.
Red-tailed Hawk Perched in the Top of a Ponderosa Pine
I am a 13 year old birder, who is also interested in butterflies, dragonflies, and more. I live in the Ponderosa Pine covered foothills NW of Lyons, Colorado above 6000' feet. My older brother (Marcel) also shares my interests in the natural world and we have kept a blog together for a number of years . . . suchbros.blogspot.com.