I See . . . a Red-Tail Hawked

I See . . . a Red-Tail Hawked

by Mary Barth

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Overview

While attending a program at a local environmental center, I found out that many red-tailed hawks are killed every year along our highways. I also found out that I was contributing to this problem since when I finished eating an apple in the car, I would throw the core out the window! The core attracts the mice, the mice attract the hawks, and the rest is history. The story then was written to inform children about this possibility and help them gain an appreciation for these beautiful creatures.

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ISBN-13: 9781481725545
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 03/11/2013
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)

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I See ... a Red-Tailed Hawk


By Mary Barth, Richard Barth

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Copyright © 2013Mary Barth
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ISBN: 978-1-4817-2554-5


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CHAPTER 1

Riding down the road, some people watch for "punch buggies", some read books or play games, some even fight with their brother or sister, but I watch for red-tailed hawks!

Right off the road in the middle of a farmer's field is a group of a few scrawny trees. There are also a variety of grasses and bushes growing there. In the tallest tree is a huge twig nest. I think that's where the hawk lays her three, four, or five eggs each spring.

Most of the time a red-tailed hawk can be seen on a fence post, or more likely on a telephone pole where he can deliver the old "perch, swoop, and grab."

Hawks sit high in a tree, see a rodent or something that fits their carnivorous diet, and swoop down and grab their prey in their sharp talons.

Flying back to the pole, this bird of prey uses its sharp beak to rip apart the tiny mouse, rabbit, or the occasional squirrel.
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