The Ferruginous hawk is a carnivore and its diet consists of prairie dogs ( this is one of their favourite foods), jack rabbits, snakes, ground squirrels, pocket mice, pocket gophers and other rodents. Their nests get built in the top of very high trees mainly that of the willows and cotton woods. Both the mother and the father Ferriginous hawk incubate the eggs over a course of 32-33 days. When they hatch they can fledge from their nest 40-50 days later. The wing beats of this bird is more like that of a small eagle, as it’s wings move slowly up and down. Also when in flight, ( for hunting) they cruise or hover over the ground.