Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
26 January 2013
For several years a Red-shouldered Hawk, presumably the same bird, has spent the winter in Hawkesville, ON. This species is not common in Ontario at any time of the year and most breeding birds leave our area before the onset of winter. The degree of winter site fidelity of this individual is quite remarkable. The bird is obviously a survivor since it masters all the rigours of the breeding season to return each winter to delight all who are fortunate to see it.