In my area we have redtails, sharpshinned, & red shouldered hawks, but I've mostly seen the red tailed hawk, and too close for comfort. I've searched on here for info on keeping most hawks away, and fishing line strung with old CD's seem to be the norm here, and I have no problem with that, it would work in my yard. What I want to know is what is the average range for an above mentioned hawk; for instance, if I see one every few days in my own yard and he looks familiar to me, am I seeing the same one that uses the same area, or am I seeing many hawks. I'm trying to get familiar with these preds. Any raptor specialists out there? Is it just me, or has there been a major rash of hawk happenings lately????