Date: 6/28/18 10:20 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red tailed hawk
It probably has learned that mice and small mammals often flee from a mower and is looking for an easy meal. Hawks frequently follow haying equipment on farms.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville

> On June 28, 2018 at 12:05 PM Chip Caton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> When I’ve been in the arid west I’ve watched hawks ride on those huge irrigation arms as they circled through the fields.
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> > On Jun 28, 2018, at 10:09 AM, Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> > Has anyone experienced a red tailed hawk who isn't afraid of humans ? I
> > have a hawk that will come and watch me cut the grass , it will sit on the
> > branch no more than 8 feet above me and just watch as i cut the grass even
> > going underneath the hawk while it is perched on the branch ( me on the
> > riding mower ) doesn't phase it one bit . It will folloow me around the
> > yard as I cut the grass and I have even walked over to it and stood under
> > the branch to watch the hawk and it doesn't phase,it , I look at it and it
> > kooks at me.
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