November 2nd - Red-shouldered Hawk Released

Today was another fabulously slow day at the Watch but we did have some excitement when we quickly found out that Toronto Wildlife Centre was about to release a Red-shouldered Hawk back in to the wild. The release was done on the lawn in front of the Mountain Ash trees. The young bird wasted no time in taking flight once the box was opened. Albeit brief, for those lucky enough to be at the park at that time it was wonderful to witness.

Turkey Vulture - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Total - 5

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1849
Osprey - 125
Bald Eagle - 63
Northern Harrier - 187
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1736
Cooper's Hawk - 83
Northern Goshawk - 17
Red-shouldered Hawk - 20
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 470
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 620
Merlin - 128
Peregrine Falcon - 44
Total - 6104

Red-shouldered Hawk release

Non-raptor sightings today included a pair of Eastern Towhees and a couple of Eastern Phoebes.

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Towhee

Lots of people in and out of the park including: Berle, Theresa, Ann, Lee, Lorne, Betty, Gunnar, Phil, Carol, and today we welcomed Yvonne.

As many of you already know I won't be at the park tomorrow morning so if you go please take note of what you see and please keep an eye out for those 'pepper specks' way up high. I should be there in the early afternoon. Thanks and see you when I get there.


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