The above clip is a snip from this video.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’re only talking about one bird here right? A measly vulture even. It happens, we know.
But, what are the chances of getting footage like this if it were such a rare event? How often is this really happening and how many birds are we really talking about? Nobody seems to want to answer these questions.
Just as easy, this could’ve been a Red-tailed or Red-shouldered hawk, few and far between in the saugeen valley. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has even classified the species as vulnerable:
“The Red-shouldered Hawk was once the most common hawk in southern Ontario, but has experienced a dramatic, continent-wide decline in the last century. The Red-shouldered Hawk is now a rare breeding bird in Ontario, and is classified as a species of Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and Vulnerable in Ontario by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR).”
It’s an obvious concern at the OMNR, so where are they now?