Blane Klemek column: Red-tailed hawks are beautiful buteos
The advent of the large round hay bales that are so common a sight scattered on fields throughout American farms and ranches, have also become favorite perching sites for a very familiar species of raptor.
Indeed, while traveling roadways that weave amongst these haylands, red-tailed hawks calmly sitting on top of these temporary lookouts, often facing the warm sun, their whitish breasts showing brilliantly, are reassuring sights.
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