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, June 15, 2010

Female Red tailed Hawk vs American Kestrel June 15, 2010

Female trying to get away from the American Kestrel. This is territorial battles.

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Horrible Day at the Red Tailed Nest June 15, 2010

Between one eyas hitting the window, the female hitting the window, another eyas falling halfway down the tree (safely landed on a branch), 2 kestrels attacking the eyas and female - when I left all were alive and well. My heart went for a leap many times today - in fact I was crying on a friends shoulder when I was sure we had lost one eyas (and hard to believe I was only there for 2 hours).

The main thing is they are all ok and the 2nd flight for the middle eyas was tricky he was sitting up on the branch across the road cyring but ok. So I really need some relaxation medication if this keeps up.

Oldest eyas flight from nest to woodlot across the road. Successful and the youngest eyas watched on.

Oldest eyas in the tree beside nest

Female Red-Tailed Hawk and eyas across the street from the nest.

Red Tails at SCC - Help if they hit the windows on building

A lot of people come and visit the SCC to see the eyas. If you do wonderful.

If you see anything - A hawk hits the window, gets hit by a car, or falls watch where the hawk goes and monitor them.

Call Toronto Wildlife Centre if you are concerned about the injury. See below information on the website.

Thank you for being concerned citizens and please email me if you see anything. I have been watching the nest now for 2 years and will go down and monitor the birds if they strike a window etc. I also have people who can go with me who are experienced at watching hawks and peregrines.

Today an eyas hit the building - I did not know until 6 hours later. Please carry emergency numbers when you visit the hawks please.

thanks you to Attila and Chris for their support today. By 4pm all 3 eyas were back by the nest and the female was flying around.

TWC Wildlife Hotline: (416) 631- 0662
Our Hours of Operation:

Open from 9AM until 6PM, 7 days a week, year round*

1. Please call the Hotline before bringing any animal to TWC

2. Please do not drop a wild animal off at TWC after hours as it could endanger the animal's life. For information about what to do if you find a wild animal in distress during the hours that the centre is open, please call our Wildlife Hotline. If you are calling after hours, please click here

Other contacts:
Please do not use the following contacts if you have an animal emergency or any other wildlife related question. These addresses may not be checked regularly, and the staff are not trained to respond to wildlife inquiries.
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If you would like to speak to someone by phone about administrative, donation-related, or volunteering inquires, call our Wildlife Hotline at (416) 631-0662 and follow the prompts.

Information About TWC's Wildlife Hotline Phone System:
We have recently instituted a new user-directed phone system to better serve our callers. As in the past, you will still have to leave a message for our hotline staff to call you back, but this new system assists us in triaging our calls (so that the most urgent calls can be returned first), as well as provides information to callers on some wildlife situations.

During the spring and summer months, TWC receives approximately 200 calls per day, and each call requires careful consideration and sometimes a significant amount of time. During these extremely busy seasons, our goal is to return calls about sick, injured and orphaned animals within one hour. Please do be patient, though: our Hotline Staff are highly-trained and will return your call as soon as possible. While you wait, it may be helpful to look through the FAQ page on this site. Thank you!

Oh EY ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh June 14, 2010


Last night Janice joined me at the red-tailed hawk nest. I have attached her blog so you can see some shots she took.