Beautiful bird! Red-tailed Hawk. The EJC Arboretum has a live nesting pair. We think one of our hawks was seriously injured. We had a report of a hawk disabled on the ground, Virginia Wildlife Center volunteers tried to find but couldn't. If anyone has a sighting, call the office (540) 568-3194, stay with the downed bird, until help arrives! We don't want our hawk to die. We hope it can be helped.
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America.
standing in the rain by Sham Jolimie