This afternoon late I searched the area starting just before Blue Slide
north to about 11/2 miles past mile marker 79.5 for the Crested Caracara. I
found a flock of Turkey Vultures including several juveniles eating the deer
and perched in the tree near by. But I didnt spot the Crested Caracara. I
met another car load of birders from San Francisco area about 79.5 mile
marker where the deer carcass was located. They had been searching for about
1 ½ hours when we arrived. I searched Hwy 1 for about 1 ½ hours. There were
several gatherings of Vultures spotted and searched each face to no avail.
When I left the area south of Westport the other car was proceeding back
north. I was disappointed but didnt have near as far to travel as these
other two fellows. There was plenty of deer meat left so my bet is that it
will be a great feasting ground for many days. Hopefully Ill get my change
yet! Thanks to you all for the detail directions. It appears to me by the
sighting locations on Hwy 1 that he is traversing about an 8 mile or more
area. Ruth Wiebe.
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