Patch: An Urban Red-tailed Hawk (3 of 4)
DECEMBER 2, 2011
I’ve seen young Red-tailed Hawk s who just don’t have the hang of it, counting on luck of good fortune to present them with a careless gopher or a rare easy meal. She ate everything from Rock Pigeons to caterpillars, earthworms to Brewer’s Blackbirds, but her staple diet consisted of plump, toothy, charismatic, and abundant Pocket Gophers. On this occasion Patch had secured a gopher and was dining on a streetlight.