Red-Tailed Hawk?

by Terry
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada)

Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

Walking in a suburban creek-side park, south of downtown Brampton, Ontario on November 10th, around noon.

I saw the Hawk in a smaller tree, surrounded by cut grass (lawn), near the walking path.

After an initial look, it didn't pay much attention to me, it seemed much more interested in what might be in the grass.

It was very relaxed around me, as I was quiet, the bird was perched on one foot.

It allowed me to get quite close, and didn't make a move to fly away.

The Hawk was keeping a close eye on the ground all around the tree.

Thanks for your report and great pictures - I think one of our readers will be able to identify your mystery Hawk!

You can see more reports
of bird and animal sightings
on our Facebook page
Discover Southern Ontario on Facebook!

Comments for Red-Tailed Hawk?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Unknown Bird
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately I don't have a better description of the bird's colouration from you. It may well be a Red-Tailed Hawk, but I am leaning more towards a Rough-Legged Hawk, dark morph, that is, more grey than brown. This bird is reasonably common in your area in late fall through winter and it is about the same size as a Red-Tailed Hawk, and its legs are heavily feathered. That gives me good indication of the species. Red-Tailed Hawks do have feathered legs too, but not to the same extent. Also the spottings on the breast are more indicative of the Rough-Legged species.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Red Tailed Hawks.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.