Not only are the eagles back from their salmon feast at the mouths of various rivers… but we have also seen a few hawks, who are visiting our neck of the woods.
About a week ago, I saw this young hawk, hanging on to the perch tree out front, on a very windy day. I think it’s a juvenile red-tailed hawk (buteo jamaicensis). But I could be wrong.
Then, two days ago, we noticed an adult, perched in the big fir on the bluff, over the water, checking out the snack possibilities.
Maybe they are related…
Red-tailed hawks are often perched on the light standards of Pat Bay Highway, between Sidney and Victoria. On one particular trip, I counted seven along the highway. I wasn’t driving, that day (smile).