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10 July 22, 2021 By Charles Mattox KyNewsGroup charles@kynewsgroup.com The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is the most numerous of raptors in Kentucky, and they can be seen over almost any farm in any section of the state. Adult Red Tails are rec- ognizable by their red tails and a dark band of feath- ers across their white bel- ly. Immature Red Tailed Hawks have black bands on a brown tail. Red-tailed Hawks soar in wide circles high over a field while searching for prey. In high winds they may face into the wind and hover without flapping, eyes fixed on the ground. They attack in a slow, controlled dive from above. Their preferred habitat lafi’ds',‘ Photos by Charles Mottox where they hunt for small mammals, including rab- bits, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats and voles. They also hunt large birds such as quail, pheasants and grouse. They also hunt reptiles, including, snakes. Because young birds are easily trained, the Red- Tail Hawk is a favorite with falconers, and in cap- tivity, they eat mostly rats, squirrel and rabbit. In the wild, hawks are , amazing to watch indi- vidually or while hunting together. Sometimes pairs will work together to get a squirrel in a tree. They can spot a mouse from 100 feet, before diving after it at speeds up to 120 mph. Red tail Hawks estab- lish life-long pair bonds. They do not hunt or live together most of the year, but just prior to and during breeding season a pair can . r . «be s. . erched to eth r includes pastures, grass?“ p‘ " ’ g‘ 9 and meadows, L ‘ in the tree..During Courtship, the pair per- ,- with migrants, W , .in from the Great Lakes?“ states and Midwest Your Hometown Newspaper COMMUNITY Kentucky ishome to the Redtail Hawk form elaborate displays called sky dancing, involv- ing dives, barrel rolls, and ascents. They even meet in the air, lock talons, and spiral downward until they part near the ground. They begin working on their nest of sticks around the beginning of Febru- ary, and will return to a successful nest site each year. The average clutch is 2—3 eggs, and the female does most of the incuba- tion while the male feeds her. The young hatch after 28-32 days, and fledge at 44-46 days of age. Red tailed Hawks are one of six hawk species that nest in—state, includ— ing the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, and Northern Harrier. Beginning in November, local resident populations of Red-tailed Hawks swell , 0%24/7 toyou/r mom with 0mm and Meade 8W Main Location 49 West Main Street, Owingsville - 606-674-6317 Owingsville Branch Brendan'Street, Owingsville 606-674-2168 Salt Lick 23 Main Street, Salt Lick 606-683-3811 WWW LENDER unity www. BankOBC. com Member FDIC coming ' ' The largest birds may weigh up to 3.5 pounds, are 26 inches tall and have a wingspan approaching five feet; ' Females on average are about 25 percent heavier than males. In courtship, male and female soar in high circles, calling to one another with their distinctive shrill cry — a hoarse, raspy scream, described as kree-eee-ar. The male may fly high and then dive repeatedly in spectacular maneuvers, to impress his‘prospective mate. .‘ In Kentucky, as soon as the harsh winter weather moderates in late Febru- ary and early March, Red- ,tailed Hawks that were paired up over the late fall and winter, begin to breed. Nest building is often underway by mid—March and eggs are being incu- bated by early April. In most areas, they nest "large trees, usually more than 50 feet above the ground. The nest is built by both sexes and is a bulky bowl of sticks, lined with finer materials, of- ten with fresh, evergreen sprigs. In eastern Kentucky Red-tailed Hawks some- times nest on the protect- ed ledges of rocky cliff lines. 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