Six spectacular facts about hawks…
By angelamontana

Posted: November 25, 2020

Hawks are interesting.  As a matter of fact, I was just heading by a field earlier today, and my husband and I noticed something odd in a field.  We actually stopped in the road to see what this hawk seemed to be doing.  It turned out it was just fighting another hawk on the ground.  We weren’t sure if it was feeding or what, but it was just the two of them. (See pic above to see a still snapshot of what we saw…it was more exciting than it seems.).  So, it made me wonder a little bit more about these raptors.

So, we dug up six spectacular facts about these beautiful birds just for you, courtesy of softschools.com:

Hawks have excellent eyesight. They can see 8 times better than humans. Eyesight is primarily used for hunting. Hawk can locate its prey from a distance of 100 feet.
Unlike many animals, hawks are able to see different colors.
During the hunt, hawks can dive 150 miles per hour through the air. They are able to catch a prey both in the air and on the ground.
Hawks are diurnal animals (they are active during the day).

Hawks are monogamous animals (one couple mate for a lifetime). In the case that one partner dies, other will find another mating partner.
Spectacular dance in the air precedes mating. Male performs series of acrobatics in the air that may last up to 10 minutes.