pictures by cindyzlogic
Red-tailed Hawk in flight. Notice the white underparts and black bar on the leading edge of the wings.
Red-tailed Hawks like to perch on top of electric poles. This affords them a great view of the open fields as they search for food. As you can see, this one is searching intently.
These Hawks are permanent members of the Kansas scene, they do not migrate. They are the most common species of hawk in Kansas. You can find one about every square mile out in the country side.