The Red-tailed Hawk family has succeed in having two eyas. Very hard to see them but I can hear them and see them flapping around high in the nest.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sightings of Red Tail Hawks - Thank you

Red Tails: Four times now I've seen a single hawk or a pair together flying around the condos or circling above Scarborough Civic Centre in the last two weeks. Yesterday a single Red Tail was flying around the new condo they are still building. It's a very good sized hawk.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

More shots of the Red Tailed Hawk at work

It is such a joy to watch Red-Tailed Hawks. I just love to see them fly and call.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Red-Tailed Hawk juvenile visits the nest today Dec 17, 2010

Today at lunch I went down to my car. As I passed the red-tail nest tree I was surprised to see a hawk land. I ran upstairs to grab my camera and the juvenile Red-Tail Hawk was sitting in the nest (SCC Red Tail Nest - 3 young last year). He then flew into Frank Faubert woods. He flew around the trees dipping and diving and finally landed on the tree branch in front of me. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Yes this beautiful young female red-tailed hawk was definitely familiar with the woods. I also saw a pair of red-tails flying high above me. I will have to take more walks in the woods to see if the baby comes back. More posts to follow

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010 saw both adult Red-Tails

I was so happy when I left work today to see both adult red-tailed hawks circling the building and condo. They were soaring around and around high in the air finally coming to rest on the top of the condo. One can only hope that they will nest again at work. Ann

Monday, August 9, 2010

Red-Tailed Hawk watch is now over for 2010

This shot is special as all three were on the same branch. First time I have seen this in two years.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about the SCC Red-Tailed Family.

We will see the hawks occasionally and I encourage you to email you of any sightings.

Miagration hawk watches are getting ready to start and it won't be long before the juvenile Red-Tailed Hawks fly south. If you live in Scarborough join us at the Rosetta McLean Hawk Watch starting in September. You will see many varieties of Hawks (Sharp Shinned Hawk, Cooper Hawks, Red Tailed Hawks, Red Shoulder Hawks, Broadwing Hawks, Merlins, Goshawks, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and Turkey Vultures.

Lets hope the male and female hawk decide the Scarborough Civic Centre is a great place to nest again. I look forward to posting the 2011 season.

Take care.


This is my favourite shot of the year. Watching the fledged red-tail hawk throw the stone up in the air and then catch it with his foot was very cool.

Juvenile Red Tail see by Scarborough Town Centre August 89, 2010

If anyone see the SCC Red-tails please let me know. Here is a note I received this morning from Murray.

Good Morning Ann,

I was over at the Scarborough Town Centre Walmart at 8:45 am.
I saw a young Redtail being mobbed by 2 crows & numerous starling on Progress ave just west of Brimley road.
No doubt it was of your babies!
Thought you might like to know.

Have a great day!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

No Red-Tailed hawks at SCC but one loud and noisy fledged red-tail flying around the house

The red-tailed hawks may have left SCC but today when I went out of my house I heard that wonderful young red-tail call. I went to my front yard and yes I could hear the young hawk call. Suddenly above my head (high in the sky) was a juvenile red-tailed hawk soaring around and around. A couple of shots. There has been a pair nesting in the bluffs and I have seen them once in a while.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

No sign of any of the Red-Tailed Hawks August 5 2010

Drove by work today to see if any the red-tailed hawks (adult and Juveniles) were around. No noise so flying nearby, nothing. Hopefully I will see them once in a while. A couple of shots from my last sighting.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hunting for bugs - Juv red tailed hawk showing wonderful flying skills July 31, 2010

Janice and I met at the SCC. Found the 2 American Kestrels immediately and we just going to head out when I saw the hawk flying low to the building. We watched in fascination as the young hawk flew between trees and landing on trees, stones and public art with grace. He would be standing tall looking around when he would zero in on a bug on the ground, dinner served. He is doing very well and can formally be called a juvenile now that he is hunting on his own.

As we got in our car we watched him fly off again hunting. I know that seeing this beautiful bird is soon going to be a memory.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Juvenile Red-Tailed hawk looking beautiful July 30 2010

Every time I see one of the young red-tailed hawks my heart soars as I know soon they will be gone. One of the young seems to be using the SCC as his hunting ground. He was jumping from tree to public art pieces to hunt for large bugs. I added the poop shot as that also shows he is getting enough to eat.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Soaring high and beautiful in the sky - Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk July 29, 2010

Oh what a sight it was - soaring around and around the sky and over the SCC. Not a sound was made and THEN we heard the crying in the background. Yes the 2nd noisy juvenile red tail hawk was sitting on the condo behind the SCC 3 balconies from the top screaming for food. So the 2 juveniles did survive. Also I heard from Ken B who I met at the SCC the other night and he saw 3 red tailed hawks flying together by the SCC. Too cool

Female American Kestrel

Male American Kestrel

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2 Juv Red Tailed hawks and 3 Kestels at SCC July 28, 2010

Juv American Kestel (waiting for confirmation on Juv status)

Adult - the second one flew away before I got there.

I was out looking for the hawks when to my surprise I found a male and female American Kestrel and one juv in the trees at the front of work. Then out of the blue sky came a beautiful hawk and on the roof of the SCC a screaming juv. After looking at the shots they flying hawk was a juv red tail so both are accounted for. YAHOO.