Urban Birds Part One

A Red-tailed Hawk with blatant disregard for signage.

Another young Redtail cruising along the Great Highway near Ocean Beach, San Francisco.

This Redtail supplements his diet with sidewalk worms after a rainstorm… but it takes a little searching.

And sometimes you have to run to catch a worm before it makes it back to the grass.

Floating over a roadway while scanning for careless gophers in the ditches.

This Redtail navigates buildings in the Pacific Heights neighborhood as it hunts.

Traffic is another hazard of city living but this bird handles it with aplomb.

This hawk hunts the slopes of Bernal Hill with the skyline as a backdrop. More urban birds tomorrow… stay tuned.

One response

  1. Gopal

    Sunset Blvd is a great Red Tail spotting area. I’ve seen them swoop down from the trees to kill gophers that burrow in the grassy median. Wouldn’t surprise me if the hawk you’ve photographed here is the one I last saw.

    August 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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