Some manner of Hawk

by Patrick Casey
(London, Ontario, Canada)


I was walking up William Street between York Street and King Street in London this morning (August 27, 2014) and took a photo when this handsome devil landed on the lamp post in front of me.


This was between 08:00 am and 08:10 am.

I'm not the best when it comes to identifying birds, but I'm fairly certain it's not a peregrine or an osprey.

Regardless, I feel quite fortunate to have crossed paths with this fantastic looking fellow.

Thank you for sending us this report and your great picture of this raptor.

I am no expert either, but I'm sure one of our readers will be able to identify this bird!

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Jul 23, 2017
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Hello
by: Anonymous

This is definitely not a Peregrine Falcon and you can't see the red tail feathers because the picture is taken from the front also Peregrine Falcons do not have this color feathers or they are darker and they are a lot smaller this is a Red Tailed Hawk for sure.

Jun 01, 2015
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Hello
by: Anonymous

This is definitely a Red Tailed Hawk and you can't see the red tail obviously because the picture shows it from the front and only the back of the tail is red,I see these beautiful birds all the time,it's not a Peregrine because it's too big for that.

Apr 08, 2015
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Peregrine
by: Anonymous

Most definitely NOT a Red Tailed Hawk! The bands on the face (and the fact that there is no red tail) and the colouring makes it more likely a Peregrine Falcon, as others have stated.

Mar 31, 2015
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Hello
by: Anonymous

I completely agree with Alexis this is definitely a Red Tailed Hawk.

Feb 09, 2015
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Peregrine
by: Jordan

It is most definitely a Peregrine Falcon, they have brown on their backs and the top of their head with white on their belly and when winter comes their color changes to white with grey and black spots. I know this because this is my favorite bird and I love their look and I know it anywhere!

Sep 16, 2014
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Perigrine Falcon!
by: Anonymous

This my friend is almost definitely a Perigrine Falcon because of the plumage at the belly area. A very good find.

Sep 08, 2014
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Some manner of Hawk
by: Alexis

This is a beautiful Red-tailed Hawk. Watch for them along the Highways 401, 407 etc. You will often see them sitting at the top of a light post or tree.

Sep 08, 2014
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Hawk
by: Joey

Looks like a Coopers Hawk to me.

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