Saturday, May 9, 2009

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Red Tail Hawk Hunting Grounds

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 7, 2009, 7:37 AM. Red Tail Hawk in Eucalyptus tree. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Thursday, while walking up Modjeska from Peru St., a Red Tail Hawk caught my eye as it failed in a hunting attempt on the upper plateau of the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract proposed Lot 16. It was using the tree as a high vantage point for swooping down on potential prey on the upper plateau. Most mornings, you can see hawks and kestrels using the tall trees for hunting on the 3 large lots slated for subdivision.

This non-native tree will likely not survive the plateau removal should the developer gain final approval and actually build his subdivision on the site.

Neighbors will be making their appeal to City Council's PLUM Committee on Tues., May 12, 2009.

See also: Legacy of Failed Development