Hawk in January
by Richard Everitt
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Hawk with meal
This hawk was observed on January 14th, on the fence between my yard and our neighbours.
The hawk was about 5 metres from the patio door when I shot this picture.
It was eating some small animal - a squirrel or chipmunk?
It stayed there for about 20 minutes before leaving.
Can you identify for me the species of hawk?
This looks a lot like a Cooper's Hawk but I'm no expert.
I will also post this on our facebook page and perhaps one of our facebook followers will be able to identify this bird.