Broad Wing Hawk?

by Steve
(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!

Comments for Broad Wing Hawk?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 23, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bird of Prey
by: Mark Jay

I did spot a bird of prey as he was checking out my dog, I was looking for the red tail but didn't see one, and it was brownish/beige in colour, so I was wondering what kind it was. Located in Brampton, Ontario.

Mar 29, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Red Tailed
by: Joey

That is a Red Tailed Hawk. Broad Winged do not have the red tail like that and other specific features this bird has. Beautiful Red tailed!!! Congrats - great capture.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Birds of Prey.