Red Tailed Hawk Sighting
by Ron, Peter, Debra, Catriona
(Ajax, St Catharines, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Scarborough, Simcoe)
Ron wrote to say ... this was a late afternoon sighting in Ajax near Bayly St and Audley Rd. I observed it swooping down from a lamp post onto a small mouse or mole. I was driving at the time. ID 82987107 © creativecommonsstockphotos | Dreamstime.com
One of our readers wrote to say ... just outside of Dunnville, Ontario. We back onto an old rail bed and have been very lucky. We have a pair of Red Tails building a next just beyond the railbed and have a clear view from our bedroom window. Will add to this as things, hopefully, progress.
Peter wrote to say ... I was driving along Canal Road , which parallels the Welland Canal here in St Catharines, and drove by a very tall hawk which was standing in the grass at the roadside . It was about 2 feet tall and very colourful, it seemed quite at ease despite the vehicles. I see several hawks every week, but not as large as this one. Of course, I was driving and no camera!
One of our readers said ... we have a Red Tailed Hawk in our backyard daily at Bernard and Yonge St in Richmond hill.
Debra reported seeing a Red Tailed Hawk ... I live in the Elm Drive and Mississauga Valley Blvd and I am in Mississauga each morning around 7:30 when I see a pair of these birds flying overhead. They hunt for about 15 minutes and then disappear for the day.
One of our readers said ... I saw this huge Red Tailed Hawk fly through our yard and land on a nearby tree in Scarborough, Ontario at 9:45 am on February 19th. Maybe its the bird that lives at Seneca College nearby?
Catriona from Simcoe said ... Recent sightings of two red tailed hawks. It’s been a couple of weeks so it’s safe to assume they’ve moved into the small copse of deciduous and coniferous trees across the street from my house. A couple days ago I began hearing lots of squawks and squeaks that lead me to believe some babies have hatched!
Thank you all for sending these reports of your Red Tailed Hawk sightings - I have added a picture which I think is a RTH but if it isn't could someone let me know please!
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