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, August 30, 2011

Juvenile Red tailed hawk with full crop and flying well

Fun shots today of a juvenile red tail. What a beautiful female.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Adult Red-tailed hawk in mating tree August 18 2011

Wonderful to see the adult red-tailed hawk by work. Sitting in the tree enjoying the sun. You can tell she is molting.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk family - all four - Soaring in sky August 15 2011

Today I was thrilled to see my family of hawks soaring high above the Scarborough Civic Centre.
The sound of the juvenile red-tails calling got my attention. I stood and watched them soar around and around.

As I drove around the corner by the TTC I saw two juveniles in the tree calling to each other. There was a groundhog on the ground and the one swept down over him.
Both fledged red-tails look really good.

My friend Eileen said in Cherokee, red tails are called "tookini" or small hawk.

I was honoured to see them today.

Offically today the migration has started. Osprey, American Kestrels, Sharp Shinned Hawk and Northern Harriers were seen flying by the bluffs.

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