Red-tailed Hawks are fairly common winter residents on Cape Cod. This Red-tailed Hawk was circling around near the shoreline of Quissett Harbor. In the winter, these hawks are typically seen more frequently on tall open perches along roadways and the edges of open hunting areas such as salt marshes and farm fields. Red-tailed Hawks are a common sight soaring in slow spiral circles with slow lazy wing flaps. Sometimes they hang motionless in the wind looking for small mammals and other prey.