This blog is a catalog of all the critters that I've come across here on our property in La Cresta (Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA) and managed, sometimes barely, to photograph.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
2/26/17 On the Zen arbor near the bird feeders.
1/5/13 Similar to a Cooper's Hawk except slightly smaller and more common in our neck of the woods. They are known to snatch smaller birds from bird feeders for some good eats. This guy missed his intended prey and looks slightly miffed.