Well…This Is Hawkward

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Red-tailed Hawk 

Where do animals go when their tails fall off?

The retail store!

Interesting Fact: The Red-tailed Hawk has a thrilling, raspy scream that sounds exactly like a raptor should sound. At least, that’s what Hollywood directors seem to think. Whenever a hawk or eagle appears onscreen, no matter what species, the shrill cry on the soundtrack is almost always a Red-tailed Hawk. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/lifehistory )

 

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44 Comments

  1. Beautiful Shot! We have two red tails that sit on the wire along the highway watching for mice in the fields! Dwight

  2. Why, yes, I’ve heard that. Always a startling moment. I didn’t realize it was so distinctive to the red-tail, though. Thanks. You’re a wealth of info (and puns!)

    • Thank you very much, I am glad that I am able to share that with you. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Keep your ear out for that sound. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  3. Great shot! I didn’t know that about Hollywood and raptor cries??? I was out shopping for food a few months ago when a bald eagle flew overhead. The sound was magnificent and froze everyone outside in their tracks.

  4. Something very special about raptors – great site and good to laugh.

  5. I absolutely love eagles, hawks, any birds of prey. They are so majestic, almost mythical. I feel blessed every time I see one. thanks for sharing the picture

  6. That hawk-scream drives me nuts, especially when they’re showing an eagle. Our eagles around here sound like Tweety Bird. Great blog!

    • Hehehe. I definitely agree with you on that one. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Hehehe I do come across a Cooper every once in a while, Red Tails I see almost every day and they have a quite a mouth on them. Thank you and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  7. Love your photos and your clever joke / interesting fact format. Have you ever thought of visiting schools and doing presentations? Kids would love the humor & be learning too. Thanks for the like on my Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center post. Happy trails.

    • Thank you very much, it never really crossed my mind to do so, but that is a good idea. I really appreciate you stopping by and your feedback. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

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