MBC Dilute Plumage Bald profile photo.

MBC Dilute Plumage Bald profile photo.
the Lower K. Legend. MBC Photo

Monday, November 5, 2012

We have Rough-legged Hawk in sonoma county. 11-5-2012

Monday, November 5, 10am-2pm
Birding the Estero with the North Coast raptor guy
South of Bodega Bay

Estero birders
Another chance to take advantage of migration season: this time we head out to our Estero Americano Preserve, along the body of water dividing Sonoma and Marin Counties. It’s the property where Larry Broderick first came along on a members’ hike and dazzled hikers and leaders alike with his knowledge of birds of prey. Years later, Larry’s reputation as a presenter and an outing leader makes him much in demand, from Solano County to Klamath. Don your windbreaker and join him to see who’s surfing the thermals above our preserve.
Level 2


post trip report....

This my friends was a great day, Thank-you Sheri, Reta, Shanti and the whole Sonoma Land Trust group for making the Estero Americano a primer raptor identification and education tour hotspot!

(this photo is used in educational purpose and for non-profit

totals for the day....

3 feha's! (2 juv light morph, 1 adult light morph) {ferruginous hawks)
1 ROUGH=LEGGED HAWK !!!!!!, (first somona county RLHA for me in a few years)
1 Golden Eagle, (it was a 1 or 2 year old, drawing a crowd where ever it went, raven, redtails and kestrel mobbing it.)
1 sharpie, (flew right through our group, great looks, very wristy and its tail looked like a slim rectangle) {Sharp-shinned Hawk}
3 coopers, all distant but spent alot of time confirming. {Cooper's Hawk}
4 kes. (American Kestrel)
42 redtail, (2 dark 1 inter-med,11 juv.) {Red-tailed Hawks)
3 N. Harriers. (2 juv 1 female, female spent alot of time attacking perched RTHA)
2 shoulders.( 1 juv one grown up) (Red-shouldered Hawks)

Sonoma Land Trusts Estero Americano 11/5/2012
Reta's Estero "cant top that tour 2012".


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