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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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I took these pictures in my backyard in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.  My apologies for the low quality shots.  I have some Better quality shots if necessary using a different camera which I can upload if necessary.  Time of day is 1:00 pm, December 9, 2017.KkUh7m.jpgxyzsSR.jpg

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Thank you for the quick reply.  I have two small dogs, one 25 lbs and one 10 lbs (currently a puppy).  Do red tails pose a threat to dogs?  This hawk has been sitting on the ground for about 1.5 hours in the same spot?  Is this normal behavior for a red tailed hawk?

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10 pounds would be way too big for a hawk to lift (they only weigh a pound or so). As for the hawk, they do spend time on the ground, but it could also have gotten injured by flying into something. If you approach it and it doesn't fly away, it might not be able to fly. 

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Good point darknight. Looks like that fence could have been what it may have hit. I would think that young hawks would be more likely to make such mistakes. 

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On 12/9/2017 at 2:56 PM, Rmz said:

Thank you for the quick reply.  I have two small dogs, one 25 lbs and one 10 lbs (currently a puppy).  Do red tails pose a threat to dogs?

Lots of debate.  I'd keep my 10 lb dog out of the sight of redtails. 

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