Like all living creatures, Red-tailed Hawks need to eat. This one was, no doubt, was cruising about and using its splendid eyesight to locate a delicious bird’s egg or chick as a source of nourishment.
Naturally the parents of smaller birds do not appreciate the presence of a large raptor and various species work together in order to drive to drive the large bird away.
Other birds at Thomson Park:
The 8 am group had a fleeting glance at a deer:
8 am group:
This is a wonderful Nova Scotia wildlife rescue centre. All kinds of creatures are rehabilitated and released.
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure. – William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
What a great story about the orphaned birds! There are so many negative reports about loss of habitat for animals, the lack of conservation for endangered animals, and indifference to protecting the environment.
But there are many groups who want to look after wildlife that needs nurturing and make a positive difference.