Sunday, November 11, 2007

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk

After the red-tailed fox visited yesterday morning, the other red-tailed, the hawk that is, paid a visit. (as always, click on the photo to get a closer look.)
Specifically, this is a red-tailed hawk, light form, juvenile. He lacks the dramatic red tail of an adult.
The cry of the red-tailed hawk is so distinctive (from other hawks and the blue jays) that I knew one was visiting even while sitting in the house and in front of the computer.
The Cornell Ornithology site says, "The raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world." Visit their site to find a link where you can hear the red-tailed hawk cry.

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