[Ontbirds] Bald Eagles at Hawk Cliff

Ron Diebold twirlyg at rogers.com
Sat Nov 12 20:21:49 EST 2011


My husband Ron and I arrived at Hawk Cliff around a quarter past nine this
morning and were the only ones around when two magnificent bald eagles flew
over at 9:35 and 9:45 respectively. The first was so close that I got fairly
decent hand-held shots with a 200mm lens on my camera! The second was
silhouetted by the bright sun. It was thrilling for us to see these
magnificent raptors so close.

 

Directions:

*Hawk Cliff *

>From *EAST* 401:  Take the Highbury south cut off at London, follow Highbury
(Hwy 30) south to St. Thomas. Highbury changes into South Edgeware at a
large curve in the road to the west. Follow South Edgeware west to the first
set of traffic lights - Burwell Road, turn left (south) and stay on this
road. It becomes Fairview Ave (Regional Road 22), which runs directly into
Hawk Cliff Road. You will see a sign for Hawkes Cliff Farm, where they sell
fresh vegetables and a gravel road just beyond sign. Just continue down
gravel road to viewing area.

 

>From *WEST* 401:  Take the Highway # 4 (Colonel Talbot Rd.) exit south,
through Talbotville, road now is Sunset Rd. continue towards St. Thomas; you
will come to a veer in the road, straight up to St. Thomas, veer to the
right for Port Stanley, follow Highway 4, now Sunset to Port Stanley. As you
approach Port Stanley you will come to a large curve  in the road with a
sign saying East St, to the left. Take East St., and follow it to the first
road left, (opposite Port Stanley Water Tower) Dexter Line. Follow Dexter
Line approximately 2 km. and turn right down gravel road at Hawkes Cliff
Farm, and follow gravel road to viewing area

 




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