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Suburban Hawk

As I was teaching Mister and Sister their lessons yesterday, I happened to look out the opened back door… and saw this beauty sitting on the neighbors fence.

HawkRed Tail Hawk

Isn’t she gorgeous?

Needless to say, we momentarily interrupted our lesson to watch her for a few minutes.  Judging by the vocalizations that emitted from the blackberry bush when she jumped down to move away from my camera, she either has a nest or fledgling in there, or had a rabbit in there.  This particular hawk has been frequenting the open field behind our house, likely because the rabbit population is OUT OF CONTROL, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she did have a nest in one of the nearby trees that flank the field.  Either way, I didn’t want to get too close.

After watching her for a bit, we continued with our regularly scheduled lessons, but also took the opportunity to talk about the red tailed hawks habitat, diet, vocalization, and lifespan.  We also talked about how the hawk is legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Mary Withrow says:

    Pleasant surprise huh? I love birds – We have feeders next to our porch and Abagail and I will fill them up and sit on the porch and watch them come! They are so used to us that they even hop on the porch and drink out of the dogs water bowl, lol