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Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

Picture from Wikimedia Commons

May 03, 2009

One morning two years ago, we heard wild screeching, wings beating, and a ruckus in the tree outside S.'s bedroom window at our home on the East Side. We had previously hung a fake owl in the tree to scare away some pesky pigeons (didn't work). When we looked to see the source of the noises, we saw a large hawk circling in and out of the tree confronting the owl statue. On another occasion, I saw a Red Tail pounce on a pigeon coming off the Grand River exit of I-10 just north of downtown. Didn't have the camera ready on either occasion.