Thursday, January 14, 2010

Menlo Property: Large Hawk Sighting

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 14, 2009, 11:47 AM. If you can ID the hawk, please email us: (Click on photo to enlarge.)

While stopped at the red light at Riverside and Glendale Blvd., I noticed a rather large hawk soaring over the Menlo Property and heading toward the river. I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple frames through the sunroof of my car before the light changed.

Reviewing photos on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website, it cold be a pale red tail hawk or one of many other similar raptors. We have a population of pale red tail hawks in the neighborhood.