[Ontbirds] Calurus Red-tailed Hawk in Oshawa

Alfred Adamo alfred.adamo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 19:06:55 EST 2012


Seen about 9:30 this morning on the property of the Harmony Creek Golf
Club, on the north side of Bloor St. E.  Viewed from the Quality Inn
property opposite the golf club.  The hawk was only 10 m. north of the road
and 5 m. off the ground.  After observation for about 10 minutes, the hawk
flew north further into the valley, but still viewable from the road.

After considerable study and consultation of Brian Wheeler's "Raptors Of
Eastern North America" I concluded that this an adult Red-tailed Hawk of
the Calurus (western) subspecies, and is a dark intermediate/rufous morph.
 Documentation is available on request.

A very striking bird well worth seeking out!

Directions:  From the west, take the Harmony Rd. exit from Hwy 401.  Turn
left at the traffic lights and follow Bloor St. over the bridge.  Continue
east on Bloor St. about 0.5 km.  Look for the golf club on the north (left
side) of the road.  From the east, take the Harmony Rd. exit from Hwy 401.
 Turn right onto Bloor St. at Harmony Rd.  Continue east on Bloor St. about
0.5 km.  Look for the golf club on the north (left side) of the road.



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