A Sharp-shinned Hawk at Toronto’s Milliken Park



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A Sharp-shinned Hawk at Toronto’s Milliken Park

Sharp-shinned hawk - puffed up - Milliken Park - Toronto

Milliken Park, Toronto, Ontario

Beneath a very cloudy sky, Bob and I decided to visit Milliken Park, in Toronto, Ontario, to see if we could spot any birds. As it turned out we spotted a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Read more

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Pine Grosbeaks At Oxtongue Lake in Ontario

Pine Grosbeaks At Oxtongue Lake in Ontario

Pine Grosbeak (male) sits in Oxtongue tree

Bob and I were able to observe a group of Pine Grosbeaks on a visit to Oxtongue Lake, in Ontario.   What a marvelous opportunity to study their behavior and also take a few pictures.  Much like Gray Jays, Pine Grosbeaks are not put off by people, and actually are very easy to approach. Read more

A Coopers Hawk sighting in Goldhawk Park in Toronto



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A Coopers Hawk sighting in Goldhawk Park in Toronto

We sighted this Coopers Hawk sitting in a tree in Goldhawk Park in Toronto, Ontario.  I think you would agree, it is only fitting that the bird landed in “Goldhawk” Park given its color and that it’s a hawk. Read more

Ruffed Grouse in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Ruffed Grouse in Algonquin Provincial Park

Ruffed Grouse near algonquin park

With fall drawing to a quick close, Bob and I took advantage of the weather for one last autumn hike in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario.  We are always on the search for wildlife so were pleased to come upon a Ruffed Grouse.

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Barred Owl sighted along Duffin’s Creek near Markham, Ontario



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Barred Owl sighted along Duffin’s Creek near Markham, Ontario

Barred Owl looking back at me with yellow sky

Bob and I were hiking along a small creek called Duffin’s Creek, in Markham, Ontario.  As the sun was sinking lower and time was getting on, we were making our way back towards the trailhead when Bob’s eye suddenly registered an usual silhouette in a tree when he glanced to the right.  There sat a Barred Owl that had seen us coming. Read more

Red-tailed Hawk in Markham, Ontario



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Red-tailed Hawk in Markham, Ontario

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On a hike at the Milne Dam Conservation Park in Markham, Ontario, we came upon this Red-tailed Hawk sitting in a tree above the hiking trail. Read more

Northern Saw-Whet Owl We Sighted In Toronto



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Northern Saw-Whet Owl We Sighted In Toronto

Northern Saw-Whet Owl sitting in tree in Toronto park, Ontario, Canada

Bob and I went for a walk one afternoon in Milliken Park, here in Toronto, Ontario,  and by chance, we spotted a Northern Saw-Whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) at rest in the thick brush.  I had never seen an owl in the wild before, and certainly not one in such close proximity.  We have frequented this park for years, and this was the first time we were lucky enough to catch sight of an owl. Read more

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