Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rosebud Ave: Grinding Machine & Hawk Nest*

Photo: Gary Vlahakis, March 19, 2014.  Neighbors questioned why they couldn't park on Rosebud during resurfacing of Corralitas Drive. This heavy equipment would be why.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

Sunday, we finally captured photographic proof of the Red Tailed Hawks in  the nest again this year.  CalTrans won't work within 1000' of an active raptor nest.  The City of Los Angeles apparently doesn't have a similar rule.  Fish & Game won't take action unless eggs or chicks have been harmed.  

*UPDATE, March 20, 2014: A supervisor from the City Dept of Street Services called me this morning, after City Council District 13 forwarded information regarding the nesting raptors.  They expect to have work on Corralitas completed by early next week, so the noise will not affect the chicks once they hatch (in a few weeks).