"Return of the Hawks...
Bay Area Local wildlife November 2017
After a great rain and snow season last year, this year is off to a bad start. Everything out there is dry and dangerous. If we just had a decent storm or two we may not have suffered as badly from these recent firestorms. A good storm would be a welcome sight at this point. Can't wait for cool mornings and green grass. Bring on the winter!
Bringing back some raptors this time around, also including another road runner again in the Livermore hills off Mines Rd.
The eyes tell the story... In the past I have been allowed into groups of black tail deer even with a dominate buck present. I backed down to this buck when looking into his eyes... Took the picture of the male out near Camino Tassajara.
|Monarch butterfly and milkweed plant.|
|The dark flyer-red tail hawk South CC County near Highland Rd.|
|Ferruginous Hawk near Bradford Island|
|Western coyote-N/S of Los Vaqueros reservoir property.|
|White tail kites have been returning home with family in Oakley. Usually for a few minutes, then off they go.|
|Another road runner in Livermore hills area. I am getting closer to the shot I want...|
|Bull of the west... black tail buck in Camino Tassajara area of C Costa county. I did not want to become a statistic...|
|Red tail hawk in Oakley.|
|Ferruginous hawk near Holland tract.|
|Happy Halloween! by the birds in black. Turkey vultures near Del Valle reservoir.|