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How far will a Nebraska Red-tailed Hawk travel?

Red-tailed Hawks are common residents in Nebraska.  It is easy to be lulled into the notion that local Red-tails don’t move around all that much because there is always one or two around.  When one leaves for greener pastures, how would anyone ever know?   One of my mantras is that birds are always full of surprises and here is another one.   Last fall we placed a band on a Red-tailed Hawk that was recovered in Sarpy County, Nebraska, and rehabilitated …

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Sharing a few cool pics graciously sent to me and taken by Lisa Miller of Omaha, NE of an immature Red-tailed hawk having lunch in downtown Omaha’s Gene Leahy Park Mall recently. Lisa and I thought you folks would enjoy seeing them! Thanks to our resident nongame bird expert Joel Jorgensen for a positive ID on the bird.

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