Saturday, April 9, 2011

Corralitas Drive: How This Scenic Vista Led Me To Find The Red Tail Hawk's Nest On Allesandro & Rosebud

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 8, 2011, 7:13 PM. Last night while shooting the spectacular clouds, I heard two hawks screaming at each other, just below the log cabins on Corralitas Drive. (Click on photos to enlarge.) Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 8, 2011, 7:17 PM. Two Red Tail Hawks were squabbling over prey atop a telephone pole. Corra, the larger of the two, won. Corra's partner flew across the 2 Freeway, to a tree on Allesandro & Rosebud. It was too dark to get a decent shot, but with binoculars, we could see a large bird moving around in the nest. Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 9, 2011. This is the view from the base of the previous photo's telephone pole, looking toward the nest at the corner of Allesandro & Rosebud. The tree is across Allesandro from the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract lots, destined for development. (Click on photo to enlarge.)