Friday, February 24, 2012
Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 23, 2012, 5:45 PM. In the waning light, while driving up Corralitas Drive, I noticed a big Red Tailed Hawk having dinner atop one its favorite dining perches: the telephone pole below the last log cabin, next to the 2 Freeway. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 23, 2012, 5:45 PM. It looks like the hawk caught a rat for dinner. Note the long thin tail hanging off the back of the telephone pole. Hawks provide vital vermin control in our neighborhood.
Around 1PM yesterday, a neighbor and I witnessed one of the hawks flying past our backyards with a long stick in its talons. It was destined for the nest at Allesandro & Rosebud.
Learn more about Red Tailed Hawks: Cornell Lab of Ornithology