light morph red tailed hawk
This isn't a rare bird but I took shots of some unusual raptor behavior yesterday or at least something I personally had never seen. I have lived on the banks of the Santa Margarita River in Fallbrook for over thirty years. I photographed a nearby nest for ten years that unfortunately blew down two years ago. I have taken many thousands of shots of raptors and their progeny. An even closer nest was built in a sycamore this year. The mother is the lightest mother we have had in the valley and also the smallest by far. Yesterday the male bird brought a large piece of fabric to the nest. Have never seen anything quite like it.
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