Saturday, March 17, 2012

Redtailed hawks

  We went to the John Bunker Wetlands Center for a field trip, while we were there we saw five red -tailed hawks get released at the  Wetlands. The lady who released the birds had a rehabilitation center called the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where she and staff doctor  release wild birds and other animals. After she released the hawks, she told some interesting facts about hawks. Here is what I learned.

  • The male hawks are smaller than females
  • A Red -tailed Hawk can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.
  • Red-tailed hawks live in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
  • Red-tailed hawks usually live 6-7 years in the wild.
  • The female lays one to five eggs each year 
  • They are most common hawk in the United States 
  • The scientific name for the red-tailed hawk is Buteo jamaicensis.
  •  The Red-tailed Hawk is known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on chickens. 
  •  When threatened by a human intruder, a Red-tailed Hawk will generally flee rather than defend its nest.  
  • I hope you learned alot of interesting facts.                                                                                                                                          

1 comment:

  1. That's great that people help to take care of animals and release them back to their natural habitat.

    We have hawks that fly around in the field behind our backyard.