May 21

Amazing Red-Tailed hawk

 Soaring HighIf you see a beautiful bird with a red tail it might not be a cooper hawk but it is a Red-tailed Hawk. The red tailed hawk lives in Rose Canyon. It helps our in environment by eating rodents like mice and rats. I lives in tall trees like sycamore and oak trees.

What does a Red-tailed Hawk looks like? It always has a red tail and many more earth colors like brown. It weighs about 1.5 to 3.5 pounds and 2 to 3.5 feet. It has a sharp beak and sharp talons like claws fro grabbing its prey. The red tailed hawk a very colorful birds that makes them handsome.

How does it get its food and how does it kill it? It flies around in circles in the air and looks for it prey. When it find a creature it swoops down silently at 120 miles per hour and grabs it, puts in its nests, and eats it.

What about red tailed hawk’s life cycle?  The red tailed hawk lays its eggs and it waits for a long time for the babies to hatch. When finally the eggs hatch  they come out like tiny little birds called eyas. They waddle around then the red tailed hawk gets a mouse and brings it home for the eyas. After a few months they are old enough to learn to fly and hunt themselves. Then when they are almost one the fly away and live by themselves.  That is the life cycle of a red tailed hawk.

Now you know all about a Red-Tailed hawk how it eats and how it looks like and so on. If you like my post go to these links and soon you will know everything about red-tailed hawks

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May 17

Red-tailed bird of prey

Red-tailed Hawk flying high.

Red-tail Hawks are awesome birds that have a red tail and sore super high in the air. These high flying birds can spot a mouse from over 100 feet away and they swoop down twenty miles an hour to grab their prey. Surprise!

Red-tailed hawks are beautiful birds. Red tailed hawks can have a wingspan up to four feet long. They fly 70 to 100 feet high. You can tell the difference between them and other hawks because they have red tails. Their tails aren’t completely red its mostly rust colored.

Red-tail hawks have an interesting diet.  They eat frogs, lizards, salamanders, toads, crayfish, centipedes, spiders, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, earthworms, and fish. They eat all kinds of birds like bobwhites, crows, woodpeckers, and small owls. The hawk swoops down at amazing speed, like 120 miles an hour, and snatches the prey with its talons, and squeezes the prey until its talons sink into its body.

Red-tail hawks have an interesting family life. When they mate they do a little dance in the air. They do a dive bomb then spiral around each other. Red-tail hawks lay their eggs in nests in trees. When the adults take off for food the babies hop on the ground looking for small food such as spiders, insects, and lizards.

Red-tail hawks are very large and beautiful creatures that sore super high in the air. I think they are very interesting creatures.If you see something flying very high chances are it’s a hawk, and maybe even a Red-tailed hawk.

Photo-credit: By Bear golden retriever from auburn,ny, usa (04.27.09  Uploaded by berichard) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons