Well…This Is Hawkward


F/13.0, 1/640, ISO 320.

Red-tailed HawkΒ 

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 )




  1. 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! πŸ™‚

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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! πŸ™‚

  6. 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! πŸ™‚

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