It's one of the most common birds in the US - found in every state but Hawaii and North Dakota. It lives in large areas of Canada and Mexico too. But it's not really a "backyard bird". To see one, go for a drive in the country - Red-tailed Hawks commonly sit on fenceposts (trees, signs & phonepoles too).
www.allaboutbirds.org/cornellhawks As I write this, the female has laid two eggs, but who knows what has happened since!
On a recent trip to Austin, we saw 5 just between Denton and Ft. Worth, alongside I-35W. There were probably several more we didn't spot, or were flying overhead. A full-grown Red-tailed Hawk might weigh up to 3 lb., so they're hard to miss.
|W. Asher Yost & Owen Yost|
Oh yes, we saw my son Creighton and his wonderful wife Lindsay too. And Lauren was a huge help.
LIFE IS GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!