Red-tailed Hawks like tall, old-growth trees on which to perch and to wait for a meal to come their way. Red-tailed Hawks are large birds with a wing span of up to 57 inches.
This pair of Red-tailed Hawks was photographed in City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco, on a cold, gray morning. The only food available to them in these parts are Pigeons and other birds. NOTE: Not long after this picture was taken, this historic pine tree was sawed down.
This photo was first published May 18, 2005 by City Birds.
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