Shasta Lake releasing water for the first time in twenty years from the dam’s top gates, Incredible. Who would have thought this miracle was coming. Unfortunately, some areas flooded and many folks suffered as the result of all this rain. Hopefully they get through this and overcome their losses in a timely manner, and in the best way possible. Sharing updated pictures of our bay area wildlife, with a bias towards predatory animals. Saying goodbye to the Ferruginous hawks as they shift northeast to their summer breeding grounds.
Scientists agree “It’s time to end war on large predatory animals” I have linked an article I liked from Huffington post below…
The War on Predators
Some of us are not bothering to listen to scientists lately, unfortunately…
|Older photo not used prior Western Coyote at Los Vaqueros reservoir|
|Oakley white tail kite adult resident of my neighborhood. In the last several years these birds have raised plenty of youngsters, many captured earlier in this site...|
|Possibly the last ferruginous captured this year in eastern CC County. Maybe not, they will be around for awhile more.|
Cooper's hawk juvenile, after much debate. Some believe sharp shinned. I am saying cooper's...Oakley resident as well.
These bird hunters usually not out in the open as much as the larger soaring hawks. Spend much time sneaking up on its prey.
|Savannah sparrow (good chance I am wrong on this one) Appreciate opinions here... South end Los Vaqueros reservoir.|
|Black tail doe, always showing the males. This is one of the cute ladies...|
|Anna's hummingbird. Planting many more hummingbird friendly plants, love to see hummingbirds all day. Taken here in Oakley...|
|Red tail hawk in flight over Knightsen.|
|Western Coyote at North end of Los Vaqueros reservoir.|
|Another view of resident white tailed kite. Only took off when it's mate returned screaming as it flew over.|