Date: 3/2/17 9:48 am From: David Williams <davewilliams8...> Subject: Re: Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawks became regular from our Leavenworth County yard 3 or 4 years ago. They were not present here prior to that.
On February 24 we had a similar but less aggressive display over our yard. I know that the birds would vocalize primarily from the 'woods across the street' and I see them going to that area. I suspect that they are nesting there, hearing them all summer into the fall.
On the above date two birds took off from that area, circling in the morning to rise and drift, vocalizing often. A third bird flew nearby, aware. A bit later in the morning one of the birds was perched in a tree in the yard, quit close to the house. I haven’t seen him since. It seems that territories were being settled.
Leavenworth County, KS
> On Mar 2, 2017, at 5:50 AM, Max Thompson <maxt...> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 3 Red-shouldered Hawks put on a great display for people
> attending a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at one of the local churches in
> Winfield. Apparently, the three were having a territorial dispute right over
> the church with much screaming at each other. Normally, people pay no
> attention to such things but these birds were so vocal that people were
> looking up to see what the fuss was all about. There were great aerial
> displays and they eventually all headed south over the city. This
> populations of this hawk have expanded over the state in the past few years.
> Normally a woodland bird, they have been found as far SW as Elkhart, Morton
> Co. with populations building in-between.
> Max C. Thompson
> 1729 E. 11th Ave.
> Winfield, KS
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