Small bird of prey in the school ground
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Hi. When most of the children left the school ground (in Ottawa, Ontario) and only a handful remained to play, we saw a small bird of prey fly, sit on a wire, then fly down to the middle of the field to dust itself.
One parent commented "That's an ugly Crow!" but it certainly was NOT a crow! I watched it.
It's bigger than a Peregrine, but not very large. Mostly brown. I'm not sure what kind of bird it may be - someone thought a young Hawk. About 1 ft tall may be?
Such excitement in the middle of the school grounds!
We have had other birds of prey a bit larger in the neighbourhood last year.
I will have to try to get pics! :)