Red-tailed Hawk (Fall Housework?)

September 28, 2016

I stopped by Tower Grove Park this morning just in time to see a red-tailed hawk collecting limbs, apparently to spruce up an old nest in the park. If you’ve never watched a hawk breaking off huge branches for its nest, you’ve missed a great experience. Hawks are capable of snapping off limbs with little effort, and it is fascinating to watch them take to the air with building materials. I have no idea why a redtail would be conducting such activity in late-September; I’m open to suggestions.



A second image of the busy redtail. I thought you might enjoy seeing its massive talons.

You never know what you might see in St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park. Now would be a great time to check it out because the hawks are busy and neotropical migrants are on the move south. No self-respecting warbler flies past St. Louis without a stop off at TGP to have a drink and a rest.

Thanks for looking,


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