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Get Connected => Pets and Animals => Topic started by: TBM on December 28, 2009, 09:47:45 AM

Title: Red Tailed Hawk
Post by: TBM on December 28, 2009, 09:47:45 AM
The red tailed hawk is back!  I'm not sure if they began their migration late, or if we just haven't spotted them.  In any event, seeing it was a joy this morning.

Title: Re: Red Tailed Hawk
Post by: madalyn on December 28, 2009, 01:34:30 PM
I LOVE them!!!  Maybe they heard of the serious rat infestation that's been reported in the 70 streets and thought they would have a snack or two!
Title: Re: Red Tailed Hawk
Post by: madalyn on December 28, 2009, 01:38:15 PM
P.S. - At this latitude, they don't necessarily migrate south in the winter.
Title: Re: Red Tailed Hawk
Post by: CRABBYPATTY on January 04, 2010, 02:04:18 PM
P.S..... Only the northern populations of the Red-tailed Hawk (Alaska, Canada, northern United States) migrate south in winter. Others are non-migratory. NY state is considered northern US.





P.S. - At this latitude, they don't necessarily migrate south in the winter.
Title: Re: Red Tailed Hawk
Post by: Hawkhunter on February 16, 2010, 07:01:57 PM
NYC RTH's that have established nesting areas normally don't bother migrating as the number of buildings they can use as shelter plus a constant food supply that does not migrate keeps them in the city all year. The Cooper's Hawks you see in the city now are MOSTLY younger birds from up north, it is widely believed there are not any Cooper's nests in NYC.