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  1. #11
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    Must everyone get their panties in such a ruffle ? Maybe Monte should have said the Blue Jays flew over his welder before flying up and attacking the backs of the hawks.

    I see it as him asking serious questions about hawks. Now correct me if I'm wrong but didn't most of you post something in the past couple years that were unrelated to welding, myself included ?

    Along with Monte and I'm sure there are others on the board, I myself enjoy watching animals, especially the Eagle cam in Virginia. A lot can be learned from watching animals. After all, thats where some of our technology came from.
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    We have had a red tailed hawk nest in our back yard for 6-7 years. I will try to answer some of your questions to the best of my limited knowledge.
    The male and female will both sit on the nest. Primarily the female does while the male brings her food.
    They both will hunt but again primarily the male. By the way the females are usually the larger of the two.
    The ones in our yard seem to have up to 3 young. Usually there are 2, but some years there are 3.
    It is interesting to see the young learn to fly. They will land on branches that are too small, which will break and result in a great commotion. Somehow they seem to make it in the end.
    For what it is worth, the same pair usually nest year after year so you may have many more opportunities to video them. In our area I have seen owls take over hawk nests. I think owls like the Great Horned Owl donít build their own nests so look to take over the work of others. The owls seem to arrive in our area a little before the hawks; maybe for this reason. Good luck with your video.
    Oh, I do a lot of welding 150 feet from their nest and it does not seem to bother them.

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    Thanks for the reply. That is good info for me. Today I was watching the nest with one in the nest and then the other flew in and lit on the edge of the nest and their heads were very close as if in an intimate greeting.. After a while one left. After being annoyed by a dive bombing Blue Jay the other
    took off screeching in flight. I do have video of this. I'll need to edit and post.
    Thanks again
    Do you think the hawks may pick the same spot next year?
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    Yes, they use the same nest year after year. They just refurbish it. I must say we have many Blue Jays here, but they don't seem to bother these hawks, at least not that I have seen. The nest is way up in a Cherry tree so I don't know if that makes a difference or not. I have seen Great Horned Owls here mobbed by Blue Jays along with many other smaller birds though.

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    "A lot can be learned from watching animals. After all, thats where some of our technology came from."

    I think that's where some of us came from, too(the animals).
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    Hey Monte!!!!!! Here's another way to get rid of squirrels, plus you can feed your hawks!!!!! With any luck, they can catch them on the fly, mebbe you could even video it for us!!!!




    I think this is humane???? At least it leaves your porch alive, huh??? Once it crosses your property line, not your problem anymore, right??? Hopefully the hawks are quick and efficient
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFAB View Post
    Hey Monte!!!!!! Here's another way to get rid of squirrels, plus you can feed your hawks!!!!! With any luck, they can catch them on the fly, mebbe you could even video it for us!!!!




    I think this is humane???? At least it leaves your porch alive, huh??? Once it crosses your property line, not your problem anymore, right??? Hopefully the hawks are quick and efficient
    ROTFL
    That is a simple yet effective method of removal.

    FLAME ON!

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    I was welding up this little work bench today and took a picture showing where the hawk nest is from near my work area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocentsworth View Post
    I was welding up this little work bench today and took a picture showing where the hawk nest is from near my work area.
    Good one man and it's totally related
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    Yes Sir,

    I imagine ol Johnny, using that table as a bench rest, could pop that ol hawk with that air rifle. Definitely had enough scope on it so he should get a good "sight picture".

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