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6866Re: Zone-tailed and Ferruginous Hawks, Lake Forest

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  • tonybrake@sbcglobal.net
    Jan 1, 2013
      It seems that the link to my photos of the Zone-tailed and Ferruginous
      Hawks doesn't work. This one should be OK:
      http://tinyurl.com/bjsmqcd

      Tony Brake
      Point Richmond, CA



      --- In OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com, "tonybrake@..." wrote:
      >
      > This was my third try to see the Zone-tailed Hawk at Lake Forest. I
      > arrived at Paseo Sombra, just off Trabuco Rd. at 2:15, and there were
      no
      > Turkey Vultures yet roosting in the eucalyptus trees near the
      clubhouse.
      > A few Turkey Vultures trickled in over the next 30 minutes. At 2:50 a
      > juvenile light-morph Ferruginous Hawk flew in from the north and
      perched
      > in a tree across the street from the trees used by most of the Turkey
      > Vultures. It stayed for almost an hour. I suspect this is the same
      bird
      > that I saw along Bake Parkway a few days earlier as I was heading to
      > this area.
      >
      > At 3:04 the Zone-tailed Hawk approached from the north along with a
      > number of Turkey Vultures. It circled for a few minutes, then flew to
      > the west and then disappeared from view. At 3:50 it returned from the
      > north and proceeded to circle over the area while being mobbed by 2
      > American Crows. It eventually flew off to the southwest. I then lost
      > sight of it and left at 4:00.
      >
      > A few photos can be found here:
      > http://tinyurl.com/bjp9m8A
      >
      > Tony Brake
      > Point Richmond, CA
      >
      >
      >
      >
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