"The rodent hunters" the natual way...
Updating pictures of local wildlife. The swainson hawks have returned, some of the pictures showing color variations seen in "a fury of several swains" when a mowing machine worked a alphaha field near Bethel Island. I have witnessed this activity before and it is always amazing. The first and last swain photos not from this event. Featuring two coyotes, one bright eyed youngster who captured a mouse or vole, and the other, a golden eye mother who is feeding pups returning toward her den. Finding burrowing owls has been harder than it used to be. Close up of a golden, a young redtail harrassed by red winger, and others...
Springtime is here! Have a great time out there. Next time around, hoping to have a rattler, and some humming birds.
|California Quail taken at Point Reyes|
|Swainson hawk in Byron, this bird perched was collecting nesting material|
|Western Coyote, I followed this mother awhile. Obviously had just had pups as her nipples showed ...|
|Juvenile red tail and male red winger with an opinion...|
|Golden eagle perched in Byron...|
|Burrowing owl in Brentwood CA, blends in with the rocks.|
|Bright eyed juvenile western coyote in Los Vaqueros watershed S/S. Natural rodent control.|
|Dark morph swainson hawk, "part of the fury" Interesting specimen.|
|Another swain from the fury, a more common color, packed with its to go package.|
Swainson hawk in Byron... I see you!