[Ontbirds] Harlan's Red-Tail - Oakville
gconigl3 at rochester.rr.com
Sun Jan 15 23:03:17 EST 2012
Hi everyone! We spent this beautiful but cold day birding various locations
in Southern Ontario.
. Just missed the King Eider I believe at Port Weller, both in the
late morning and late afternoon. Melissa noted a Belted Kingfisher fly down
the canal in addition to the many waterfowl. No sign of either Snowy Owl,
. Found the Snowy Owl a distance away in the field east of Ninth
Line, north of Burnamthorpe, just before 9th Line goes under 403 (about at
43.523095 N, -79.723312 W)
. Most interesting sighting of the day was a very interested
WESTERN/HARLAN'S RED-TAILED HAWK, on a utility tower right at the
intersection of Dundas and the 403 (at 43.513089 N -79.692861 W). Has
anyone noted this bird before? He was actively hunting, using the tower as
a base, but missed twice. Posted three photos that Melissa took to Flickr:
. No Snowy on Eastport Dr in Burlington but watched perhaps the most
cooperative American Kestrel ever enjoying a mouse he had just caught.
Great birding, everyone!
Melissa and Greg Coniglio
Alden, New York
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