• Red Hawks

    9 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    The Red-tailed Hawk were once called “Chicken Hawks” and the Red-shouldered the “Hen Hawk.” Undoubtedly they took a few chickens, but only rarely. Like most stories of wild predators taking domestic animals, their impact is usually exaggerated. There's one story about a farmer letting loose a flock of 50 Cornish Hen chicks, coming back an hour later and finding 48 of them dead and then complaining about birds of prey. More likely it was a neighbor's dog or cat, but poor hawks got the blame. A survey done by the U.S. Fish a Wildlife Service a few years ago estimated the total monetary...
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