In my duties as a Paramedic, I've seen the damage a hawk can do when they
feel like it. Contact Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology for some good
qualified advice. Don't take a chance, particularly with a Red tail!
From: "Doug Rehman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 9:18 PM
To: "'Tower and HF antenna construction topics.'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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-
> 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?
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