Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

In my neighborhood I have a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks. They are often in my yard sitting watching the smaller birds.

Most birds are smart enough and know when the hawk is close by, they’ll stay quiet and hide in the leafy branches.

This is one of the birds that I have to make sure I see to count it each year, because the Blue Jays can give an almost perfect imitation of the hawk’s call.

I’m not sure just why the Blue Jays do this, but my brother heard them sing the hawk call once, scaring all the other birds in the area just before they settled onto his feeder to have it all to themselves.

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Remember to stay healthy and stay safe!

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