- I was in Caspers Park on Sunday and was unable to locate the ZTHA. A
ranger told me she had seen it on Saturday, Jan 18, early in the
morning, roosting in a sycamore along the Oak Trail. This is the area
that it's been seen since Jan 4.
- I spotted a Zone-tailed Hawk at Irvine Regional Park while birding with Jan Wilson and a really nice couple from Minnesota. The bird was pearched in a small oak just off trail from where we were hiking. I did go in for a closer look while the others stayed behind and it finally spooked as it was nervous about some nearby Ravens.
Bird every moment,
- The Zone-tailed Hawk flew over Optics4Birding at about 3:15 PM this
afternoon. We're only a couple of blocks from Bake and Trabuco.
Unfortunately, it didn't stay long enough for photos. It appeared to
be heading north along Bake. Dan Lockshaw and Bruce Aird tried
chasing it but could not refind it.
At 02:49 PM 11/17/2012, Monte wrote:
>Along Trabuco 1/4 mile east of Bake in Lake Forest.Good Viewing,
>At 12:50 pm. Will post photos later.
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- Sunday, Nov 18th my wife and I watched the Zone-tailed Hawk come in low and circle the cemetery on Trabuco. It came in at 3:35 PM stayed for about 5 minutes then flew off to the southeast. We were able to keep in bino view for 30 minutes. Two Ravens were harassing it.
- The Zone-tailed Hawk made a 5-10 minute flyover of Ascension Cemetery and north-east of Trabuco Road in Lake Forest at 4:05 Tuesday afternoon 11/20. It appeared at the same time the Turkey Vulture number grew to about 25.
- This afternoon at about 3:15 pm, I saw the continuing Zone-tailed Hawk
flying quite low over Parker Drive as I was turning into Optics4Birding. I
first observed the bird circling high over the intersection of Bake and
North Pointe Drive while waiting to turn left onto Irvine/Trabuco from Bake
Parkway. The bird continued to work southwest, dropping in elevation, and
then flying straight over Parker Drive in the general direction of the old
El Toro Marine Air Station, roughly southwest from the Irvine/Parker
intersection. At this point, the bird was low enough that I could make out
the tail banding and bright yellow feet with the naked eye as it flew right
Obviously, this bird is still around, and tending towards its habit of
mid-afternoon appearances in this general vicinity.
Lake Forest, CA
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I had the Zone-tailed hawk over my office at the corner of El Toro and Muirlands today about 1PM. I couldn't get a picture with only my cell phone. I think this was originally seen on October 6th.
- Frank Wigsheider and I surveyed Aliso Creek in Lake Forest for the inland CBC today. We saw a ZONE-TAILED HAWK fly over us at 11:30am when we were along the creek on the south side of Trabuco Road. It came in from the north, made a few circles overhead, and sailed off to the east.This spot is very close to Peachwood Drive/Tamarisk Park and El Toro Cemetery where a Zone-tailed Hawk was seen last winter. The hilltop on Peachwood may be a good alternate location to watch from if the hawk is missed in Rancho Santa Margarita.Roger SchoedlHuntington Beach
- Standing at the BBQ with my brother Tom, in Costa Mesa near Estancia Park, we had a probable Zone-tailed Hawk. No cocktails nor binoculars were involved in my ID! So, I was not under the influence, at that time! However, it flew directly over the next door neighbors yard!
Bird Every Moment,