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Red-tailed hawks find Fallbrook perfect


Last updated 4/18/2013 at Noon

This female red-tailed hawk, resting high in a sycamore tree in Fallbrook, is keeping a sharp eye on her nearby nest of chicks.

There is no denying that red-tailed hawks are birds of prey, but many Fallbrook residents find it fascinating to watch them turn sweeping circles in the air on their broad, rounded wings. And these hawks appear to think the Fallbrook countryside is the perfect area to raise their chicks.

Photographer/artist Robert Sommers has been taking pictures of one particular red-tailed hawk’s nest for five or six years, he said.

“Nestled high in a Fallbrook sycamore, the hawk mothers come back and lay two to three chicks every year, something that has probably occurred annually since time immemo...

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