Visitors 51
Modified 31-Dec-16
Created 31-Dec-16
47 photos

A male American kestrel, finding the highest spots to watch for prey; a white-tailed kite, kiting stationary in the sky, then descending smoothly on a spot in the grass, hoping to catch a vole; a common raven, landing on the highest point of an isolated Douglas fir: birds like high places. We also saw dozens of robins: nice to see, but short of the thousands that came last year at this time. Enjoy!
Robins in Valley OakRadio Aerial with KestrelRadio Aerial with Kestrel (Detail)Lone Valley Oak with KestrelLone Valley Oak with Kestrel (Closer)American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Lone Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) -- with Mistletoe!Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Lone Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in FlightAmerican Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in FlightCommon Raven (Corvus corax) Landing in Peak of Coast Douglas Fir (Pseudostuga menzies var. menzies)Common Raven (Corvus corax) Landing in Peak of Coast Douglas Fir (Pseudostuga menzies var. menzies)Common Raven (Corvus corax) Landing in Peak of Coast Douglas Fir (Pseudostuga menzies var. menzies)Common Raven (Corvus corax) in Peak of Coast Douglas Fir (Pseudostuga menzies var. menzies)Common Raven (Corvus corax) in Peak of Coast Douglas Fir (Pseudostuga menzies var. menzies)Scrub Jays in OaksMale American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Poison Oak Bush (Toxicodendron diversilobum)Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Poison Oak Bush (Toxicodendron diversilobum) (Detail)Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Poison Oak Bush (Toxicodendron diversilobum)