Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Red-Tailed Hawk by Jack


I like the red-tailed hawk because it is swift, silent, and beautiful. The red-tailed hawk’s range is from Alaska and Nova Scotia south to Panama. It winters in British Columbia and the Maritime Provinces. A red-tailed hawk’s scientific name is buteo jamaicesis.
The red-tailed hawk makes a high pitched descending scream like this: keer-r-r-r-r. Red-tailed hawk’s tail feathers are pink underneath. They are a stocky bird with broad, rounded wings and they can have up to a 5-foot wing span. Red-tailed hawks have a white breast with a dark belly band and a rust-colored tail. The young birds are duller and more streaked and lack the rust-colored tail of adults.
A red-tailed hawk makes its nest out of sticks in the woodlands. A red-tailed hawk makes its nest bigger each year. A red-tailed hawk lays 1-5 eggs a year. The mama has to sit on the eggs 20-32 days. The daddy bird helps some.
The red-tailed hawk eats rabbits, mice, and raccoons. The babies eat the same thing as the adults. The young hawks leave the nest when they are 48 days old.
The enemies of a red-tailed hawk are red fox, great horned owl, and raccoon.

8 Comments:

At 11:57 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Great story Jack, I enjoyed it very much.

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Jack said...

Thank you Bob.

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger D L Ennis said...

This is wonderful...the Red-Tailed Hawk is one of my favorite birds too Jack. Thanks for posting this!

D L

 
At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack you're taking after your mom -excellent writing! I don't usually care much for birds, but you made the red-tail hawk come alive - Jessie and I both enjoyed it!

Carole & Jessie

 
At 8:54 PM, Anonymous jack said...

thank you. thank you all.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Derek Lyon said...

Hi Jack,

Liked your article All the facts seem correct but the picture with it is not a Red-tailed Hawk - it's a juvenile Northern Goshawk!

 
At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your inforbation!

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your website, it has wxelent information!

 

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