(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
I live in Applewood in Mississauga, Ontario, surrounded by many large trees and have recently seen some large birds that I assume are birds of prey.
The one I saw on my gate must have been 18" tall with a rounded beak.
This other one I was able to get a quick "although not good" picture of.
It looked about 1 foot tall and as you can see has a black & white tail.
Do you have any idea what type of bird this is?
Thanks for your report and picture. I don't know what kind of bird this is, but perhaps one of our readers may know.