Red-tailed hawks in Brentwood

Juvenile hawks in Brentwood, Tennessee June 30, 2019. Photo: Harrison McClary/News & Observer

A family of red-tailed hawks have been seen in Brentwood near the Library. There are at least three juvenile hawks flying about the neighborhood.

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The young start climbing branches near the nest after about 45 days and leave the nest after 9 weeks. They will remain with their parents for up to 10 more weeks.

The red-tailed hawk is one of the most widespread and commonly observed hawks in Tennessee. It frequently perches in trees along roadside and is more likely to nest in wooded residential neighborhoods than other hawks.

A fun fact about the red-tail hawk is that filmmakers frequently use their cry to represent any hawk or eagle anywhere in the world.

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