I have so much material from California that I need to post. I’ve been sitting on these since mid April. In Morongo Valley, California is Covington Park which is located right by Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. A pair of Red-tailed Hawks were on the nest. Here one of them is looking down at me.
One of the chicks popped his head out.
During my walk down a canyon I saw one of the adults coming by with a lizard. An America Kestrel was harassing the Red-tailed Hawk that was just trying to get back to the nest.
Thumbs up for the Kestrel for standing its ground.
When I has heading back to the car, about two hours later, I saw one of the adults coming in with another snake. (I had see one three hours earlier coming in with a snake.) I could see the adult butchering the snake. I didn’t have time to set up the tripod, so I shot freehand.
Oh, yeah! Rattler, it’s what’s for dinner!
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