Nesting Broad-winged Hawks at Elk Island National Park
Tucked away in a Trembling Aspen along the Elk Island Parkway is this Broad-winged Hawk nest, which we first noticed in early June.
Today, July 25th, the young are perched on branches adjacent to their nest and appear poised to fledge.
I post these photos with mixed feelings as nest photography is fraught with ethical issues. These shots were captured out the window of my car along a busy roadway. Obviously the birds were aware of my presence but I didn't observe an signs of distress during my short stops.