Category Archives: Raptors

A red-tailed hawk hunts in Sun Valley

A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) soars above me in Sun Valley yesterday. © BCP 2011 As promised, here is a shot of the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) that kept me company Thursday as I was tromping about in Sun Valley, looking for some flowers in bloom. I saw this hawk and what I am guessing […]

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A walk in the Lower Don with the Toronto Field Naturalists

A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) hunts for lunch near the banks of the Lower Don River Saturday, Mar. 19/11 © BCP 2011 What a glorious morning for a spring walk in the Don Valley. Starting out at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there was sunshine — all the more dazzling for its recent rarity — and more […]

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Autumn at the Brick Works

The Weston Quarry Garden reflects the late fall colours at the Brick Works on Wednesday. © BCP 2010 An overcast day last week (Wed. Nov. 3) turned out to be the perfect lighting to bring out the beauty of the late fall colours at the Brick Works. I was actually hunting for goldfinches to photograph, […]

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Turkey vulture in the Lower Don River

A turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) pauses while eating a fish carcass in the Lower Don River this week. © BCP 2010 I scoped out a path this week that I’ve driven past countless times, but never stopped to explore — the paved recreational trail that begins under the Gardiner Expressway where the Lower Don River […]

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A merlin in the Madawaska Valley

A raptor surveys his domain overlooking a small, wild lake in the Madawaska Valley on Friday.  © BCP 2010 Wild About The City was off on a jaunt to the Madawaska Valley recently and, on a solo paddle into a completely wild and undeveloped lake, found this raptor atop a snag right by the edge […]

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