Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ottawa Area: Red-shouldered Hawk

The wintering Red-shouldered Hawk was still present along Old Carp Road and Gourlay Lane early this afternoon. Also observed a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings (250+) off Grandview road and Carling Ave.

Red-shouldered Hawk

A squirrel's dilemma! This black-morph Gray Squirrel
tried everything it could to open the top!

It's amazing how many porcupines you see when you're
searching for owls! This porcupine was having bark for lunch!

Good birding,
Bruce

Directions: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to March Road exit. Turn right and follow March Road past Dunrobin Road and watch for Old Carp Road. Turn left and follow to Huntmar Road or Gourlay Road.

1 comment:

Nick from Ottawa said...

Thanks for the posting. That Red-shouldered Hawk was beautifully perched there early this Sunday morning, calling distinctively. A nearby Blue Jay then perfected its imitation of the hawk to the point I couldn't tell them apart. Pine Grosbeak, Snow Bunting, many redpolls in the vicinity.