Sunday, 5 October 2008

Hawks are flying - Lineatus

Juvenile female Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

"Lineatus" lives in San Francisco. This is from her birdwatching blog:

Banding season is underway. This is the time of year I live for.  I like the migration, like getting the odd day to head to the coast or into the delta... got to spend a day at Pt. Reyes weekend before last and it was great.  But above all else, fall means one thing to me:  The hawks are flying, and I'm spending some quality time with them.  I am a lucky, lucky person.

One of the coolest things about working with these birds is locking gazes with them.  They are keen observers of the world, and looking into those eyes is a rare and remarkable experience.

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