Broad Wing Hawk?
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
I live in downtown Toronto about 2 blocks from the DVP.
My backyard is a small (15'x85') and the 3 houses next to mine are the same.
We have a large brick wall at the end of our yards and a large windbreak to the North, so the yards are very quiet, protected and sort of hidden.
Today, March 28 2014, around noon, I saw what I think was a Broad Winged or Red Tailed Hawk perched on my fence just preening.
I know he saw me as I went out with binoculars for a close up. I was maybe 40' away, I went inside to get my camera but he was gone when I went back out.
I see plenty of hawks around here, but this was a first in my yard.Thank you, Steve, for your fabulous photograph of the hawk - I'm not sure what type it is, but I'm sure one of our readers will know!