Discover the Flyway from Home – Resources for Teachers, Parents & Students
Red-tailed hawk nesting – web cam
Red-tailed hawks are a common bird of prey in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. You can go out to the Wildlife Area to view them in action. You can also get an up-close look at the behavior of these birds right from your own home, using bird cams, thanks to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Check out the Red-tailed hawk bird cam and FAQ sheet below and then discuss the questions:
- What do Red-tailed hawks eat?
- Who sits on the eggs, the female or male?
- Why do these birds have the colors and patterns that they have?
- What does the female do to her eggs with her beak and feet after laying them? Why?
- Mainly rodents
- The female which is the larger of the two
- For camouflage, to not be seen by their prey and their predators
- Turns her eggs to check them and keep them consistently warm all around the egg