As it sits on a pole high in the sky,
it’s hard to miss this red-tail’s eye.
Its field of vision may be narrow,
but it misses neither mouse nor sparrow.
Its hunting tools are truly neat . . .
sharp beak on its face, talons on its feet.
It’s not a glutton, but come what may,
it eats several times a day.
Its hunting style seems at its best
when it’s feeding little ones in the nest.
They sit in a nest high in the sky,
their meals assured by dad’s hawk-eye.