The Rouge is a beautiful place

by Bob Hilscher


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I live in Scarborough, and have been seeing quite a few different birds over the past few weeks.

Last Friday my wife, Jean and I, had a Coopers Hawk spend some time in our backyard.

The Hawk soon made quick business of an unlucky bird that was at one of our bird feeders. We have posted the pics and video at if your interested at: Coopers Hawk

A couple of other remarkable birds we have seen in the past are: A Northern Saw Whet Owl, in Toronto's Milliken Park: Northern Saw Whet Owl

A Barred Owl, in Rouge National Park: Barred Owl

A Red Tailed Hawk, on the north shore of Milne Dam Conservation Park, Markham: Red Tailed Hawk

I must note that on the day we saw the Red Tailed Hawk in Milne Dam Conservation Park, we also witnessed, and videotaped a man releasing domestic ducks into that wildlife reserve. We reported that release to the City of Markham, and as you might have read in the Toronto Star, actions are being taken to capture, and move those domestic ducks elsewhere.

Bob, thank you for sending this to us - your pictures are amazing! I know our readers are going to love checking out your website and all your beautiful wildlife photographs!

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Jan 10, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Hey, I really like your photos. Sort of like a "Birds of my Youth" tour.
I am not suggesting error on your behalf, but the Heron in the Red Tailed Hawk photo section, looks rather short or stunted for a Great Blue.
Are you sure it was not a beautiful Green Heron. One of my favourite birds, period. You don't see them too often and sadly I found one on Kingston Road near Meadowvale, dead on the side of the road. Thanks again for the nice pics of my home.

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