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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dinner is Served

Adult male Red-tailed Hawk arriving with a dead chipmunk to feed his newly hatched nestlings. During the nesting phase the male is the primary provider. Although both hawks share duty on the nest. In Ithaca, New York we are very privileged to have a family of Red-tails nesting on a cliff within safe range for viewing without disturbing the family. In the eastern US, Red-tailed Hawks are more likely to nest in trees.

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Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Teri Franzen