9796Re: Crested Caracara at Ballona Wetlands (Area A)
- Jan 13, 2012Per Dany's note at 11AM, the Crested Caracara was perched in a tree just
south of Jefferson Blvd. within the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. It was
there until around 11:30AM when it flew west and landed in another tree.
It perched there for around 10 minutes when a Red-tailed Hawk started
harassing it and caused it to take flight again.
We all observed as it circled over Ballona higher and higher and
eventually toward the Marina. When I left at 11:45AM it was at least
10,000' above the Marina del Rey area - probably right above my house.
I took some photos and video. If you're interested in seeing the video
footage, please e-mail me privately.
In regards to this being the same bird(s) in the SD area, I think it
might be more likely to be the same Caracara that was observed at the
Pt. Mugu Naval Station in Ventura Co. between Dec 20th and (last eBird
sighting) on Jan 6th.
For those not familiar with the area, here's a link to a map of the
Ballona Freshwater Marsh - hopefully it will stay in the area.
Marina del Rey, CA
From: Terence Brashear [mailto:birdnird@...]
Sent: Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM (PST)
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: Crested Caracara at Ballona Wetlands (Area A) [22K]
Could this be the bird that was in being seen in the San Diego area last year?
Hennepin County, MN
birdnird AT yahoo.com
From: Christopher Taylor <calbird@...>
To: seerixpix <seerixpix@...>
Cc: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com; email@example.com
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 11:55 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Re: Crested Caracara at Ballona Wetlands (Area A)
Hi Rick - I noticed it was a flight shot (great shot too!).
Did you observe it for a while. Did it land, did it continue off in a
Marina del Rey, CA
From: seerixpix [mailto:seerixpix@...]
Sent: Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 09:44 AM (PST)
Subject: [LACoBirds] Crested Caracara at Ballona Wetlands (Area A) [1.6K]
Good day fellow birders,
This morning, January 13, 2012 at 8:15am there was a Crested Caracara in Area A of the Ballona Wetlands area. For those not familiar with Ballona by it's "area" designations, this area is next to (north of) the bike path between the Culver Boulevard bridge and the marina at Marina Del Rey. I'm not very familiar with this species so I can't give you a lot of details about it but you can see a picture of it on my flickr stream.
Happy Birding, Rick
Los Angeles, CA
Ballona Wetlands / Ballona Creek
For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these addresses:
Turn off email delivery: mailto:LACoBirdsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Resume email delivery: mailto:LACoBirdsemail@example.comYahoo! Groups Links
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>