Monday, November 23, 2020
Sh*t Birders Say as mentioned this is the video we talked about on our hike 11-21-20 at Lynch Canyon
Sunday, November 22, 2020
To all those who came out:
What a Great trip, lots of Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers, American Kestrels, a great look at and Adult Sharp-shinned Hawk, a few White-tailed Kites, four Golden Eagles, three burrowing Owls
And a great group of folks, lots of thanks to Tom, Susana. Shelly, Pam for Co-leading and helping folks see the raptors and helping them learn what hey were seeing, truly a great team effort.
(all photos copyright to original photographers/organizations, use here for non profit and educational purposes only, most photos here shown from WCHW photo pool and not of actual birds from the day, rather just references to help those learning, what we saw and how to tell what they are)
lots of Read-tailed Hawks both Juvenile and Adult birds (photos and info below)
Adult Red-tailed Hawk, dark hood, dark patagials, brick red tail, faint belly band, buteo form.
Adult Male, yellow eye, owl like facial disk, wings held at a slight V, aka swallow Dihedral, long tail, pointy wings, dorsal view presents a white rump patch, bird is grey on top and white-ish underneath, with black wing tips and linings .... Adult Male Northern Harrier.
(Photos below) of White-tailed Kite.... first seen at the parking lot, then again another along the trial and two more seen at the reservoir..
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thanks for coming out, it was a fun day, Larry Broderick
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Here is a link to the zoom webinar registration for the upcoming presentation:
Webinar, 11-19-2020 7pm Pacific Time, PowerPoint West Coast Migration Hawk Talk
Every year we do a series of Raptor Identification and Natural History presentations, these are in person events at hosted venues... Sadly this year we are not meeting but....
We are offering online trainings and this one focuses on the Jenner Headlands Hawkwatch annual Fall migration
It will be a fun event and its Free! looking forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Bird of Prey Hike at Lynch Canyon
November 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks are proud to present this popular series of birds of prey hikes of the winter migration season led by California Naturalist Larry Broderick of West County Hawkwatch . Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides them with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. This hike will be between 4-6 miles. Meet in the parking lot.
COST: The guided hike is $10 per person. You can pay online when registering, or bring cash/check, payable to Solano Land Trust.
*NOTE: There is a separate parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Space is limited.
Please help us contain COVID-19 and protect ourselves and the public by following these recommendations from the CDC.
• Avoid entering the facility if you are feeling sick, or have a cough or fever
• Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from anyone who is not a household member
• Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow
• Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact
• Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended
• All picnic areas are closed for public use