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BirdNote: Freeway Hawks

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Mike Hamilton
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Driving the freeway or a narrow country road, you may glance up at a light pole where a large hawk sits in plain view.

If it's brown and somewhat mottled, and its small head and short tail make it appear football-shaped, it's probably a Red-tailed Hawk.

During winter, many Red-tailed Hawks move south, joining year-round residents.  

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