This lovely fellow from Hawk Creek Wildlife Inc. in East Aurora, NY was in the Walden Galleria on December 30th for an education session with volunteers from the centre. It also happened to be Geoff's birthday so this was icing on the cake after a count of 28 Red-Tailed Hawks on our drive from Woodstock, ON to Niagara Falls, ON. Funnily enough, we never spot any hawks on the drive from Niagara Falls, NY to Buffalo, not sure why.
This morning when we were driving across North French Road (just outside of Buffalo) we saw six deer in a snowy field - it was a lovely sight. However traffic flow wouldn't allow for a photo op. From Niagara Falls, ON to Woodstock we counted 29 R-T Hawks today - a new record for us. Our favorite sighting was of a pair, a branch apart in a tree just outside of Hamilton, ON.