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Sharp-shinned Hawk on its Migration over Hawk Cliff, Lake Erie

sharp-shinned hawk sharpie hawk cliff migration
Had my initiation into the world of hawks and falcons a few weeks back when visiting Hawk Cliff on the north shores of Lake Erie to watch the migration. This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk, distinct for its three white stripes on the tail, plus stripe bands on the underside of the wings. Was fortunate to grab pictures of Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagles, and an American Kestrel. And the one I missed while fumbling with the camera… a Northern Harrier.

Broad-winged Hawk

broad-winged hawk muskoka ontario echo lake
Three Broad-winged Hawks spent a couple of weeks in August on the cottage property before flying off. They would perch atop the Birch trees along the shore, or behind the cottage at top off forest canopy like this one in the photo.

Female Robin with two screaming chicks nesting

female american robin chicks chirping nesting
This female American Robin chose the fireplace vent out back of the house as perfect location for this year’s nest. She has two chicks, who on this late evening, were trying to be as vocal as their mom!

Can you guess the type of bird?

silhouette of male cardinal on branch
Going back to summer 2016 for this image of a male cardinal silhouetted against the sky.

Blue Jay Taking In The Sunshine

blue jay bird taking in the sunshine
Finally I believe we have spring coming to this area of the world! This Blue Jay, plus a pair of Cardinals, a woodpecker, and a Robin were busy eating and tending to their nests on Saturday afternoon.

Bald Eagle Making A Statement

bald eagle mountsberg conservation area halton
Our bald eagle friend here was injured at a young age flying into power lines, rescued and brought back to health at the Mounstberg Conservation Area in Halton. They are known for rehabilitating all species of raptors in Southern Ontario.

The Poking My Eye Out Heron

The poking my eye out heron
“Come see this dad”, yell the kids, “and bring your camera!”. With the swim platform a few hundred feet off-land, I’m now looking at this majestic Heron standing on it… poking at its eye. Is he – or she – really doing that? Yup, he/she is!