Red-Tailed Hawk

Family

Courtship

Red-tailed Hawks are monogamous and usually stick together for life.  However, if something happens to the one of the hawks, the surviving bird will typically find another mate. 

March 6th was the first time we saw this pair of hawks mating.  

 

Outside of the mating process, we would often spot the male and female sitting in close proximity to each other and often on the same branch. 

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