On any given day in Compton Gardens you might see a Red Shouldered Hawk, but during this time of year you may hear their distinctive kee-aah squawk. The hawks are in the prime of their mating season and prefer to build their nests which are made of sticks in the major fork of larger trees just like the ones at Compton Gardens! Their clutch typically yields 3-4 eggs.
A Red Shouldered Hawk Perched on a Statue at Compton Gardens
The Red Shouldered Hawk’s breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. The hawks primarily eat voles and mice.
Compton Gardens is a haven for many species of birds and attracts birdwatchers from all over Arkansas. For more information on bird watching in Arkansas visit http://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/birding/.