Sharp-shinned Hawk

sharp-shinned hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

 

The Sharp-shinned Hawk is one of our more common raptors. These birds built a stick nest at a relatively low height (less than 10 m) in a coniferous tree such as White Spruce. As they are a smaller bird of prey, they don’t lay their eggs as early as the Bald Eagle or Owls, and will sometimes even lay a second time if their first attempt was unsuccessful.

Being an accipiter, Sharp-shins tend to prey on small birds, catching them after a short chase. This method of hunting leads to many sightings in urban areas, and near bird feeders.

Upcoming Events

Oct
7
Sat
7:00 pm October Stargazing
October Stargazing
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn a little about the night sky and get to know a few constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing. Begins at the
Oct
15
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn Walk in the Forest
Autumn Walk in the Forest
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn Walk in the Forest @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodlands are wonderful places at any time of the year, but a forest in autumn is always special. There are still lots of birds around, the witch hazel is blooming, and many plants are showing