Red Tailed Hawks in the backyard.

by Chris
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I live in a highrise building in downtown Toronto, Ontario, and I started noticing the pigeons flying in circles in groups.


There are a lot of pigeons around here, so I started watching the skies, and noticed groups of birds of prey chasing them.

I know for a fact they were Red Tailed Hawks, as I am a avid bird watcher, only Birds of prey.

My main story is there are townhouses with backyards on the first floor of the building. I was walking by one in the early afternoon, and was just walking when this loud bang made me jump a bit.

As I turned my head to see what the noise was, this Hawk flew over my head and landed in a tree. I startled them while they were eating some pigeons and the Hawks wing had hit the glass door so hard I thought it was going too break as it flew off.

There were three of them and the other two were staying there still eating the pigeons.

It was a very nice sight and I have also been lucky to have seen a few Peregrine Falcons on the roof. They love them cause the buildings are very tall.

I see them fly by my balcony cause I am on a high floor. I love it, and also see the odd Turkey Vulture fly by.

It's very nice to live in such a big city and see these wonderful birds.

I'm glad I could share this story with you. Thank you.

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