Pictures: Red-Tailed Hawks

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Below is a series of pictures I took early the morning of 2020MAY02 Saturday during one of our regular walks. We walked across the cricket field at Waterloo Park coming from Central Street. As we approached the bridge and Silver Lake, we were greeted by more goslings than on previous days. Goslings galore and their mothers were feeding rapidly. Then we walked onto the 150th anniversary pedestrian bridge and checked on Greta (the nesting Canada Goose). Greta, being her usual cooperative self, "rose to the occasion" and allowed me to get more great pictures of her five eggs. Alas, no goslings for Greta yet. We left, walking toward Perimeter Institute. Yikes! The pair of red-tailed hawks we saw yesterday were in some trees between the Perimeter Institute and the lake. At times I was about 8 m away from the pair and the female (larger one) was on a tree limb a bit above me. I ended up taking about 50 pictures of the pair. Here are a few of those pictures.


He is checking up on what his wife caught for brunch.
(The smaller one of a mating pair is usually the male.)

Male Red-Tailed Hawk

 

What did you catch?

Male Red-Tailed Hawk

 

Come on, I need some gosling too.

Male Red-Tailed Hawk

 

Don't you eat all of it. Share, big mama!

Female Red-Tailed Hawk on Right

 

Hey you down there. This is my gosling. Get away!

Female Red-Tailed Hawk Eating Gosling

 

I am famished.

Female Red-Tailed Hawk Eating Gosling

 

I guess I better leave a tidbit for my husband.

Female Red-Tailed Hawk Eating Gosling

 

One last go at it!

Female Red-Tailed Hawk Eating Gosling

 

Okay. I have left a few scraps for you.

Female right male left

Links to more pictures:

Snowstools | A "Pileated" White Pine | Red Trillium Variant at Huron Natural Area | Snowshoe at rare Charitable Research Reserve 2014 | A Story of Two Amulrees & The Highland Clearances | The Swamp Crew | Tynemouth Hooligans | "Wild Turkeys" | Hackberry | Turk's-cap Lily | Snowshoeing at Petersburg Tract 2015 | Niagara Glen | Massasauga rattlesnake  | We Hiked the Bruce Trail In Small Doses | Frogs Croaking at Huron Natural Area | Female flower of Black Pine  | Canada Goose Nesting .. more to follow .