Starting mid-January every year into about mid-March the local Buteo's (Red-shouldered Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks) are defining their territories. The Red-shouldered Hawk do a lot of their bit at canopy level and below while Red-tailed Hawks invest more effort in displays while soaring. The former do not go after my chickens while the latter occasionally do although losses to them are far from frequent even thought they are around almost every day. What is cool today was a Red-shouldered was working the 8 acres of so closest to house and cockyard flying from tree to tree. Trees at most 15 feet tall in that area. Hawk landed in a tree no more than 30 feet from chickens foraging on ground. Chickens did not even look up. If that where a Red-tailed Hawk, then chickens would get riled and dogs would go boiling into cockyard yard looking for some action.