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Subject: [TowerTalk] Hawks
From: (David Robbins)
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 11:12:00 +0100
got lots of them around here, they often nest in trees at the edge of the field
the towers are in, about 100' away.  they make a racket but leave me alone.  

now the circling vultures are another story...

Doug Grant wrote:
> I haven't been subscribing to TowerTalk until now, so I apologize if this
> has been covered before...
> Two hawks have taken up residence in the woods somewhere in the
> neighborhood. These are serious birds - I think they are Red-tailed hawks,
> because that seems to be the most common variety around here (NH). Wingspan
> seems to be about 5-6 feet and they have big, sharp, nasty-looking hooked
> beaks. They make a screeching sound whenever they are in the trees in our
> yard and I am walking around outside; they are apparently protesting my
> presence on "their" turf.
> I need to make some repairs at the top of my tower. I have seen one of the
> hawks perched on my 40M beam. I think he may think it is HIS beam now.
> Anyone have experience with large predatory birds attacking tower climbers?
> Doug, K1DG
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