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A Harris Hawk seen in Beckwith

Harris Hawk seen in Beckwith 

Nature Notebook sighting May 4, 2015, Beckwith.

We received the following very surprising sighting today through the MVFN Nature Notebook email:

“I thought at first, it was a Rough-legged hawk;  I was ten feet from the hawk and it is an immature Harris Hawk.” Sighting sent in by Keith Salisbury on May 5, 2015.

photo provided by Keith Salisbury

Harris Hawk, Keith Salisbury


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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Clayton

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Clayton, ON

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

“I had my first Rose-breasted Grosbeak yesterday morning (Sunday, May 2) in Clayton at my feeder.” Sighting sent in May 2, 2016 by Brenda Boyd

Rose-breasted grosbeak Boyd

photo by Brenda Boyd


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Grosbeak sighting May 1

Black-Headed or Rose-breasted Grosbeak?

An MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting:

Location: Sarsfield Road just south of Magladry Road, Ottawa. Time and Date: 2 pm May 1/16 . Conditions: cloudy with a bit of rain. Sighting sent in on May 1, 2016 by Mark Dabrowski.

NOTE: Possibly a very rare (to this area) Black-headed Grosbeak. See our post of a sighting in Pakenham in 2003  ; or an adult female Rose-breasted Grosbeak?

Grosbeak Dubrowski
submitted photo:  Mark Dabrowski
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Northern Flicker, Old Perth Road

Northern Flicker

MVFN Nature Notebook sighting:

Northern Flicker at feeder, Old Perth Road during the Spring snow storm, April 6, 2016.

Sighting sent in April 6, 2016 by Beverley Hunter

NOTE: If anyone has a local photo of  Northern Flicker to share for this post, please email . Thank you.

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