I suppose there could be a fate worse than to get up each morning and walk outside only to be besieged by a pair of low-flying red-tailed hawks.
But I’m not one to complain!
Sometimes they put their flaps down and come screeching in for a landing.
Well, they like to circle around the base of a non-denominational steeple and then land high up on the crossbar.
One of their own brethren is fine. But sometimes the congregation includes one of these guys…
An adult bald eagle has a wingspan of 6-8 feet and is not known for brotherly love. The prudent hawk diverts his flight plan until the coast is clear.
The average red-tailed hawk is slightly smaller than the average osprey. In my experience they tend to avoid confronting each other. But an osprey can be quick to indicate his displeasure when he senses an intruder.
So, two red-tailed hawks might chat amicably but they don’t stay long. One by one they leave…
[Heading Northwest USA soon to shoot eagles migrating from Canada!]