Quite a lightly-marked (also possibly springtime-faded) juvenile goshawk, one of which somewhat superficially resembles a Cooper’s Hawk in body plumage. GISS-based assessment is perhaps the best approach for this tricky individual. Continue reading Juvenile Northern Goshawk ID note/study photo
Eastern Ontario birders:
As winter gives way to spring, our bird-nerd minds cannot help but begin to daydream about the wonderful birding days soon to come! Here’s a rough guide as to when some of your favourite bird species arrive back to eastern Ontario. Continue reading Guide to Spring Arrivals in Eastern Ontario
The Ottawa area is home to five breeding species of owl. Come March, most of these species’ “hoots” can be heard from roadsides. From dense stands of cedars rimming swamps to homogeneous stands of conifers, find out where and when to listen for your favourite species of owl here in the Nation’s Capital. Continue reading Where and when to hear a “Hoot” in the National Capital Region!
Birds are very alert animals. They very often see and hear other birds before you do. This is especially true of bird groups which happen to be favoured items on another birdies take-out menu! Continue reading Following birds’ glances