While skiing at Kawartha Golf and Country Club yesterday, I witnessed a city wildlife drama. A hawk (cannot identify) landed on a squirrel nest high in a tree. I could then see a black squirrel flipping and flopping around in the nest. Then, the hawk emerged with the squirrel in its talons and flew, only to be sighted shortly thereafter without the squirrel and pursued loudly by several crows. Not sure what the crows had to do with any of it.

Location: Kawartha Golf and Country Club
Observer: Arthur Herold

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.