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Birding Reports => Toronto Reports => Topic started by: Leslie Kinrys on March 16, 2021, 11:11:32 am

Title: Red-tailed Hawks are at it again
Post by: Leslie Kinrys on March 16, 2021, 11:11:32 am
I wrote about this pair last year. They were nesting on the platform of the Branson Hospital's chimney, which is in the Bathurst/Finch area. Since early January, the hawks have been displaying breeding behaviour. It started with them visiting the platform, although they perched far away from each other on the railings. Then, they started sitting neater and nearer each other. Also, they soar together. They have been adding twigs to last year's nest. Yesterday, I saw that the male had brought food for the female, which she was eating. I have my scope trained on them. I will continue to post updates about this year's attempt at nesting.
Title: Re: Red-tailed Hawks are at it again
Post by: Dinusaur on March 17, 2021, 02:15:06 pm
Good to hear and best of luck to the pair. If remember correctly the pair didn't have much luck last year.
Title: Re: Red-tailed Hawks are at it again
Post by: Leslie Kinrys on March 17, 2021, 04:48:20 pm
You're correct. Last year, nothing happened. I hope this year that they are more experienced and better at nesting.
Title: Re: Red-tailed Hawks are at it again
Post by: Leslie Kinrys on April 07, 2021, 08:03:29 pm
Today (April 7), I saw one of the hawk, sitting deep within the nest. That is a good sign, since I've been seeing  courtship flights and more food deliveries to the female. I figure for early May hatching.