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Unexpected visitors nest at Huntsville-Madison Co. Public Library

Red-tailed hawks (Source: HMCPL) Red-tailed hawks (Source: HMCPL)
(Source: HMCPL) (Source: HMCPL)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Downtown Huntsville branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has had a few unexpected visitors lately.

A pair of red-tailed hawks have made their home at the library, and they have caused a stir among the library's staff and many patrons.

If you'd like to see the hawks, you can look at the nest through a window on the third floor of the library in the special collections department.

Library personnel also have a HawkCam set up to offer 24-hour viewing of the library's newest mascots. You can see that live feed here.

You can also see photos of the hawks taken by staff and visitors on the HMCPL's Facebook page here or here.

To read more about red-tailed hawks and to get some bird watching tips, you can visit the library's Red-Tailed Hawks Research Guide here. For even more information about the hawks, you can go to hmcpl.org and check out "Birdwatching" and "Red-Tailed Hawks" in the library catalog.

Have you seen the hawks? Send your pictures of them to pix@waff.com and look for them on WAFF 48 News and on WAFF.com.

The HMCPL wants help in naming the hawks. (They will also name the chicks once they hatch). If you have name ideas for their feathered friends, you can click here to post your suggestions under the photo titled "Help us name our hawks" on the library's Facebook page.

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