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Photo of two red-tailed hawks perched on a utility pole

Red-Tailed Hawks On Utility Pole

Red-tailed hawks are common along highways, perched on a fence post, telephone pole, tree, or hay bale, from which they watch for prey. Many American commuters enjoy seeing these “highway hawks” on their roadside perches.

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Roadside Raptors

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The "road way" is the best way to spot Missouri's birds of prey.

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The Cycle of Life

Nature is red in tooth and claw. That paraphrase of the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson came to mind when I saw the sharp-shinned hawk make a pass at the birds around my feeders. The hawk’s presence can usually be assumed when the smaller birds scatter wildly, some of them taking refuge in the dense, multi-stemmed deutzia shrub near the feeders.

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The Traveler

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The northern harrier continues to soar through Missouri's skies.

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