Between Christmas errands today I managed to see a few good hawks in the south end of Oshawa, beginning with this gorgeous Northern Harrier:
...not the best background, but the wing markings are beautiful:
...up, up, and away:
There were also lots of Red-tailed Hawks in the area, a pair in the meadow north of Thickson's Woods were calling to each other. This one was being chased off by an American Kestrel, flying right over my car:
As for passerines at Thickson's Woods, the usual suspects were out in full force, with this spectacular female Northern Cardinal getting the "best-dressed" award for the day, what a sophisticated lady she is!
So that wraps up my week. More importantly, I had to get this posting done before Ann publishes hers, as the photos she's about to share will put these ones of mine to shame :-(