IMG_9655 crop oh yeah baby, originally uploaded by norcal_birdman.
top notch experience.
been there 20 times in last 25 years, never fails always cool stuff to see. seen 100s of Bald Eagles on each trip, excellent views of Rough-legged Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers, Prairie Falcons, Golden Eagles, Ferruginous Hawks, Merlin. Kestrel. Rare sightings of Red-shouldered Hawks, Peregrine, White-tailed kite, Coopers Hawk. The Lower K, along with Butte Valley just south off the HWY 97, is a great case study in aging Bald Eagles, with so many present it is easy to learn all the color phases and patterns because of the sheer numbers of sightings. also other wildlife and wide open spaces and total separation from city life. One of the best places on earth, for me.
Written by West County Hawk Watch. 18-Mar-2014