l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Juvenile Cooper hawk

This has been my week of predators. Early in the week I was heading to get the mail on the coldest day of the winter so far. -30. There was a young hawk in the snow covered lawn next door. It had a meal. The poor bird that it had was still alive. But I knew it was done. I went back and got my camera and giving it lots of space took photos. It was an important meal this bird needed to finish. It was doing well until a school bus came motoring around the corner scaring it off. At least it did not leave its meal behind. Turns out it had taken a starling. And the bird was now dead. It is a horrable way to die in the talons of a bird of prey. But they are beautiful birds and they need to eat to survive. It is survival of the fittest in their world. And this was one beautiful young hawk. I have had a lot of days were a hawk or shrike has been present this winter. Although I have not always seen them the birds told me they were there.

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