by Barbara Walvoord
We often see hawks at Lathrop these days, circling overhead or perched on tree branches. Here is a red-tailed hawk at Lathrop:
Huckleberry Lane residents have also seen our red-shouldered hawk couple (Buteo lineatus), which is nesting in the trees behind our houses. Red-shouldered hawks prefer deciduous forest near wetlands and streams–that would be Lathrop.
We hear, too, their distinctive kee-rah. You can hear it at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/id. The calls are often mimicked by blue jays.
Hawks are intrepid travelers. Like some of Lathrop’s human residents, they head south in winter, flying as far as Mexico, on the Continue reading Lathrop’s Intrepid, Fierce, Scrappy, Sexy, Patient, Nurturing Hawks