On Sunday Feb. 15-Laura had one lone Merlin migrate.
On Monday Feb 16-No migrants.
On Tuesday Feb 17-43 Swainson's Hawks migrated.
On Wednesday Feb 18-1 Swainson's Hawk and 3 Turkey Vultures
The season has gotten off to a decent beginning. The Swainson's Hawks on Tuesday gave us a very nice preview for the season. It appears that all of the hawks migrated through Coyote Canyon. Steve found some very interesting regurgitated castings from a Juvenile Redtailed Hawk. We finally have a great wildflower bloom and lots of caterpillars. Perhaps more SW's will be attracted to the caterpillars.
The blog will not be a daily event this season. I will send out alerts when we have a big migration into the valley. You can email me to be placed on the list.
|Wildflowers DiGiorgio Rd-2/15/15-HC|
|Caterpillar on Cal Primrose-HC|
|Redtail Casting and caterpillar-Steve Bier|
|Redtail Casting with caterpillar parts-Steve Bier|
|Dark Morph Swainson's Hawk 2/17/15-HC|
|Light Intermediate Morph Swinson's Hawk-2/17/15-HC|