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Ally

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I hope someone reported him earlier than Wednesday, because I saw it landing on the building and took some blurry photos, and even asked other birders whether other hawks being reported because the face was really pale. I should have checked here on the forum. Anyway, the world knows, and about 30 birders were there.


Ally

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They are all quite cooperative. Such a nice day to be out. Two RTHs were hovering. Wished to see the harriers or the falcons, but I can't have everything, right?


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A very nice combo of raptors, particularly that juvenile Rough-legged Hawk - one doesn't usually get to see one this far south. I thought first time it was reported seen and photographed was on Friday, I had the chance to see it on Saturday. A very friendly raptor.


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When I arrived I saw a group of people along the paved circuit road and was wondering what were they looking at. And then I saw the hawk on the ground and it took off before I was ready or had a chance to adjust the camera. It flew past the photogs, flying low. One flew over someone's shoulders.



Ally

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Wow that was neat!! And thanks for confirming that I saw it first. That is so cool, hahaha.


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Where was all this taking place? Would you need to kill me by telling me the secret? You'll have to find me first. I will hind under camo and foil your plans. You're not going to tell me, are you? I guess it doesn't really make any difference since I can't go anywhere anyway. At least you and Dinu cover the scene. Our two best agents in the field.


Ally

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Where was all this taking place? Would you need to kill me by telling me the secret? You'll have to find me first. I will hind under camo and foil your plans. You're not going to tell me, are you? I guess it doesn't really make any difference since I can't go anywhere anyway. At least you and Dinu cover the scene. Our two best agents in the field.


Downsview Park, my dear Master. And I can go pick you up if you want to go tomorrow morning.


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I had a great day visiting downsview park today for the first time. I saw the owls, rough-legged & red-tailed hawk, coopers hawk, northern harrier and american kestral. Also saw northern shrike and redpolls for the first time!


Ally

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I had a great day visiting downsview park today for the first time. I saw the owls, rough-legged & red-tailed hawk, coopers hawk, northern harrier and american kestral. Also saw northern shrike and redpolls for the first time!
Very nice! It's one of my favourite parks.