Monday, November 11, 2013
Suburban Red-shouldered Hawks
I've been well aware that Cooper's Hawks have wonderfully adapted to life in suburban Ohio. In fact, most of my neighbors think that a peregrine falcon prowls "our hood". Moving to buteos, I would occasionally hear the shreaks of red-shouldered hawks at my parents house in Summit County, but their neighborhood street lies next to a large wooded ravine complete with stream. A few years ago, I began to see and hear red-shouldered hawks in our Worthington neighborhood. Relatively densely populated, but with plenty of mature trees that have grown up since the late 1950's, red-shouldered hawks now prowl the area. Megan and Brody spotted this one early today. Have you seen an increase in red-shouldered hawks in your "neck of the woods"?