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Red-shouldered Hawk

 

Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)

Natural Bridges State Park 061015

Info about the Red-shouldered Hawk and its related species

We snapped a series of shots of a pair of red-shouldered hawks during which time one of them swooped down from a pine tree and snatched up a 24 inch long gopher snake. This is a photo from that series of the two playing a serious game of tag.

This area of Natural Bridges State Park is a slowly dying grove of pines and other evergreens that are a favored area for hawks, not far from the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG).


 

Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus)
Sorrento Oaks Mobile Home Park 050507

Info about the Voodoo Lily and varieties of amorphophallus

We have a few of these on our patio that are blooming right now. They are emitting the pungent scent of rotting flesh. Gnats and flies seem to be the only insects that are attracted to it. The flower on this big fella is about 15" tall.

Good way to keep neighbors at bay.


Merganser (Fish Duck)
Merganser (Fish Duck)
San Lorenzo River 050206

Ruddy Ducks
Ruddy Ducks
San Lorenzo Park 050206

Mourning Doves
Mourning Doves
Sorrento Oaks Mobile Home Park 050205

House Sparrow
House Sparrow - Male
Sorrento Oaks Mobile Home Park 050205

Black Crowned Night Heron
Black Crowned Night Heron
Branciforte Creek 2002

Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal
Point Lobos 041201

Surfer Santacruzii
Surfer Santacruzii
26th Avenue Beach 041224

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor 041204


Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor 041204


Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
San Lorenzo River 041124


Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
San Lorenzo River 041124


Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
San Lorenzo River 041124

Natural Bridges State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz 1978


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