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Modified 29-Sep-10
Created 18-Sep-10
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Here are some good images of raptors, perched, taking off, and in flight. Mira needed to collect "experienced" Argentine Ants from Road B near the SLAC fence, then drove across the Preserve to confront them with "naive" Harvester Ants on the Serpentine Ridge, Road F. While she was experimenting, I walked some of Trails 9, c, and 10. Then we drove back via Road E and the causeway at the upper end of Searsville Lake -- to make a complete circuit. This collection contains some raptors in flight and a landscape image taken at the Escobar Gate end of the Preserve on 9/15, and even some from 9/19. Closer images, insects etc, are in "Smaller Adventures" of 9/15.
Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) with MoonRed-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) on perch in Blue Oak forestRed-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) on perch in Blue Oak forestDry BrushGreat Egret (Ardea alba) with Reflection of Flying DucksAcorn Woodpecker Feeding a Young BirdRed-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Taking FlightRed-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Taking Flight (2)Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in FlightJuvenile Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in FlightRed-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in FlightMorning VistaOak at DawnBuckeye Seed, Early FallLion PreyLion PreySearsville LakeSearsville Lake, Early LightAcorn & Leaves of Leather Oak (Quercus durata durata)