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.

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.