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Re: [TowerTalk] Red-Tailed Hawks

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Red-Tailed Hawks
From: "F.R. Ashley" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:08:51 -0500
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I have a friend who used to have hawks and take them hunting. I remember him 
saying to be sure to wear a hat of some sort to cover your hair, or the hawk 
might mistake your hair for a small animal and attack your head visciously! 
He said when attacking rabbits, a hawk will drive its beak through the back 
of the rabbits skull and along with its talons, tear the daylights out of 
the rabbit.
I would imagine one could inflict some serious damage to your head,  while 
you are trying to defend yourself hanging on a tower.   Normally they won't 
attack people, but wear a hat of some sort, not the watch cap type, to hide 
your hair.

73 Buddy WB4M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Rehman" <>
To: "'Tower and HF antenna construction topics.'" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 9:18 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Red-Tailed Hawks

> For years, an osprey has maintained a nest on the top of our radio club's
> 180' tower. It appears that a red-tailed hawk has claimed the nest now.
> We need to do some antenna work on the tower, just down from the top- 
> about
> 10 feet below the nest. We know how the osprey reacted to climbers (noisy,
> flying around, but never in an aggressive manner).
> The research I've done indicates that red-tailed hawks lay their eggs in
> March or April, so there shouldn't be eggs in the nest yet.
> Does anyone have experience with red-tailed hawks while doing tower work?
> Thanks,
> Doug
> K4AC
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