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Swainson’s Hawk – Carmel Valley

Swainson’s Hawk – Carmel Valley
By {authorlink} – 2:11 pm

This morning (Dec. 27), Dave Trissel and I had a dark juvenile Swainson’s Hawk while covering Gonzales Canyon in northern Carmel Valley during the Rancho Santa Fe Xmas count. We first picked up on the bird as it circled low over the downstream end of the canyon, but it quickly gained altitude and drifted out of sight northward in the company of a Red-tail. 

Dan King
Carmel Valley