Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk on Corralitas

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 6, 2008. Hawk at 2562 Corralitas Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Yesterday, I watched mockingbirds, sparrows and little brown birds with black pointy heads harassing a young hawk. The construction site below has been silent for months. The hawk was comfortable just hanging out on the telephone pole, while the little birds took turns screaming at him.

UPDATE: October 8, 2008. A source at the Audubon Society thinks it might be a juvenile red-shouldered hawk. I thought it looked different from the young red-tailed hawks in the neighborhood.

Check out the Audubon Center in nearby Debs Park.
Consider donating to the Ojai Raptor Center, which took in two injured red tailed hawks from Corralitas Drive.