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Swainson’s Hawk Kettle in Encinitas

Swainson’s Hawk Kettle in Encinitas
By {authorlink} – 12:27 pm

About 12:10 my father asked what “all those birds” are and I was quite surprised to see what appeared to be a kettle of 58 Swainson’s hawks flying low over Escondido Creek near where it crosses Camino del Norte. I scoped them for 5-7 minutes and saw several dark individuals as well as light adults with a clear dark upper chest above a light breast. They rose in the sky and circled westward over the hills toward the coast. I would love to hear if others see this group along the coast as well. 

Betsy Miller Vixie