You continue to amaze us with your bird picks.
Now that I know there is a consumer of my bird fact content, get ready.
Once in a while I'll hear a red tailed hawk call and I'll think OMG IT'S THE MOVIE BIRD SOUND!! It's like hearing someone do the Wilhelm scream in real life
I am right along aside Matt Butler. I will say to people “close your eyes, picture a majestic bald eagle perched on an American flag. Now the eagle opens its beak and calls. Congrats you just heard a red-tailed hawk.” We’ve recently had a broad-winged hawk around our neighborhood, call somewhat between a red-tailed and a bald eagle. Pretty spiffy lil’ raptor!
Magnificent. I am duty-bound to point out that in addition to performing the corvid mourning ritual when they learn one of their brethren has fallen, California Scrub Jays are capable of tracking many more food caches than crows or ravens and will keep track of who—avian or simian—was watching them when they stashed their cache. There's also evidence that they remember *how long* they've stored perishable food. Impeccable.