Winter Hawks

Winter months are an excellent time to see hawks in both Southern Ontario and Kentucky, where I spend most of the winter.  Most of the North American hawks, tend to be short distance migrators (broad-winged travel further), and many species such as the red-tailed can be found year round.  The rough-legged, seldom seen in the summer is prevalent in the winter.  Today (in Kentucky) was a good day for Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers and red-shouldered hawks.

Cooper’s hawk taken from front door of house

Red-shouldered hawk

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