Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Allesandro Street: 2 Freeway Terminus Metro Project Manager Admits To Watching One Of Our Hawk Nest Videos

Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 14, 2013.  Red Tailed Hawk in nest.  The youngsters have been flying, but keep returning to the nest.  (Enlarging photo won't make it better.)

At last week's 2 Freeway Terminus Meeting, Benkin Jong, Metro Project Manager, admitted to watching a video of the hawk nest at the corner of Allesandro Street & Rosebud Ave.  He said CalTrans will not work within 500' of nesting raptors.  (Nesting season is typically Feb1 through Sept 1.) 

We've documented this nest regularly for a few years.  However, we'd seen hawks flying in and out of that part of the tree for many previous years.  This year's photos have not been as good as years' past.  But we did see them raise 2 chicks to fledge this year.