Winter months are an excellent time to see hawks in both Southern Ontario and Kentucky, where I spend most of the winter. Most of the North American hawks, tend to be short distance migrators (broad-winged travel further), and many species such as the red-tailed can be found year round. The rough-legged, seldom seen in the summer is prevalent in the winter. Today (in Kentucky) was a good day for Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers and red-shouldered hawks.
Cooper’s hawk taken from front door of house