N Harrier with prey
Bald Eagle Juvenile at San Jacinto Red-tailed Hawk takeoff Red-tailed hawk takeoff N Harrier with bird prey
Red-tailed Hawk confused after the Harrier took off with prey (see top photo)
At San Jacinto Wildlife Area on Tues I managed to photograph both a Red-tailed Hawk and N Harrier Hawk feeding on prey (unidentified birds) on the ground. The Harrier was having a nice lunch when a Red-tailed Hawk swooped down and tried to take it but the Harrier was faster and she picked up the half-eaten bird and got away clean. As I left the preserve 2 juvenile Bald Eagles flew by and then began kettling with Red-tailed Hawks.
Juvenile Golden Eagle
Juvenile Bald Eagle
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Golden Eagles Juveniles
Golden Eagles at San Jacinto Wildlife Area near Perris, CA today. The top and pair in flight are juvenile Golden and juvenile Bald Eagles in the other images. They were in flight near the rocky peak on the north as you enter the preserve.
Female Wood Duck Ring-necked Duck
Mallard Landing at Santee Lakes Bewick’s Wren Fallbrook, CA
Last week I went to Santee Lakes in San Diego County off the 52 freeway, Mast exit north where hundreds of Ducks winter including possibly 30 or more Wood Ducks. This is one of the few places they can be found in our area and they also nest here in the Spring. Other species include American Wigeon, Ring_necked Duck, and lots of Coots. Also found are Ospreys, Belted Kingfishers, warblers, and several Hawk species- including Red-tailed, Cooper’s, and occasionally Zone-tailed.