Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hawks becoming highway hunters in Austin area

Our local paper runs a short piece about red-tails perched along highways, but without a picture of a perched bird. Just this one of rehab birds. Red-tails have fixed territories along roads and at highway intersections (we've watched one red-tail using the 183 and 969 interchange for 6 years now). Interesting how the media picks up on these changes, but then shallowly brushes passed the deeper change unfolding as nonhumans respond to new opportunities and a humanized landscape. But as these stories accumulate the public constructs a new context for understanding nonhumans in the city. Read the story here HighwayHunters

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