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Old 02-03-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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I (obviously) live in Franklin Mills, and early in the morning when I'm waiting for my bus in front of Marshall's, I see a hawk -- I think it's a red-tailed hawk. It's absolutely beautiful! And when it's there, there are NO PIGEONS OR SEAGULLS around -- they all must know the boss is in town. I hear about the red-tailed hawks at the Franklin Institute, but nobody seems to know about this one. It must have a nest nearby. It amazes me that this magnificent bird can thrive in a heavily populated area.

Has anyone else ever seen it?

I've also seen a red tailed fox in my backyard and the usual raccoons, rabbits, possums, and skunks. I used to see deer, but I haven't seen too many in the past year or so. I hear there are coyotes around that came from NJ via I-95, but I haven't seen any and I hope I don't, because they can be dangerous.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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yes I have seen a lot of hawks in our area the last few years. I don't remember ever seeing so many 10 years ago..
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've seen one with a nest in Germantown - they're not that uncommon in the city.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:02 AM
 
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There's a lot of animals like that right outside of the city limits. Deer, foxes, hawks, on top of the more common animals like squirrels and raccoons of course.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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If anyone's interested in watching the hawks at the Franklin Institute, here's the link to the camera:

The Franklin Institute Hawk Nest www.fi.edu/hawks on USTREAM: Welcome to The Franklin Institute's Hawk Nest! For more information about this nest and the r...

And here's a terrific blog that chronicles the Franklin Institute hawks:

Hawkwatch at the Franklin Institute
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I've seen one with a nest in Germantown - they're not that uncommon in the city.

What do their nests look like? Do they build them in the lower branches of trees, or higher up?

I think raptors are fascinating. I hear a hoot owl sometimes at night, but I've never seen it.

BTW, I meant I live NEAR Franklin Mills, not in it!
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Excellent.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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What do their nests look like? Do they build them in the lower branches of trees, or higher up?

I think raptors are fascinating. I hear a hoot owl sometimes at night, but I've never seen it.

BTW, I meant I live NEAR Franklin Mills, not in it!
It was up high in the trees, though they weren't particularly high trees, and just looked bigger and flatter than a typical nest.
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