RedtailedHawkRed-tailed HawkWhen you see a hawk gliding high overhead, the bird is getting a much better look at you. But what it's really looking for is a mouse to munch on.

dickashfordDick AshfordFor life-long birding enthusiast Dick Ashford, the many varieties of hawks hold a special interest and appeal.

Although the kinds of hawks that are regularly found in the North Bay represent only about 5% of the known species worldwide, Ashford says, they represent a considerable range in sizes.

Two other commonly seen hawk species in our are are he Cooper's Hawk,( below left) and the Kestrel Hawk  below right)

 coopers hawk  Kestrel Hawk

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