Beaver in Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Seen in toe drain at east edge of the Wildlife Area (Yolo Co., CA).
Mar 7, 2010
Rufous Red-tailed Hawk w/ white patches 022510
This RTHA was striking with its white patches on throat, nape, and leg. I could not identify its prey item other than it had feathers. The hawk was distant and the digiscoped images are poor--for the birders, not the photographers! As I watched this bird its reaction alerted me to the Harlan's Hawk flying overhead.
Feb 27, 2010
Harlan's Hawk 022510.
Adult dark morph Harlan's Hawk found today in the Dunnigan Hills, Yolo Co.
Feb 25, 2010
Hammond's Fly 022210
Hammond's Flycatcher, over-wintering in central California was found January 2, 2010, on the north edge of Davis (Yolo Co.) by Chris Dunford.
Feb 22, 2010
Long-eared Owl Grasslands Park
This owl was found Jan 16 by Zach Smith at Grasslands Park, Yolo Co. (near Davis), CA. We have very few of these in Yolo Co. and this one was well-hidden in a eucalyptus. The day was foggy/overcast and the images here are noisy, but a great bird!
Jan 17, 2010
Light Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk
Bird first reported by Brian Sullivan on Jan. 2. I shot these on Jan 4 about 3/4 mi west of the intersection of Rd 94 and Rd 29 in Yolo Co (about 6 mi west of Davis, CA).
Jan 4, 2010
Seen at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
Dec 5, 2009
Possible Harlan's Hawk Nov 29, 2009
First reported by Zach Smith, this bird was photographed on Nov 29, 2009, about 1 mi west of County Rd 95 on County Rd 31 in Yolo Co, CA (about 6 mi west of Davis).
Nov 29, 2009
Ferruginous Hawk Dark Morph
Photos from November 27, 2009, on Rd 102 between Rd 27 and Rd 28H (about 2 mi north of Davis on Pole Line Rd) in Yolo Co, CA.
Nov 27, 2009
Osprey at Van Damme
Osprey rising from the water after unsuccessfully diving on fish.
Aug 15, 2009
Osprey at Nest
Taken from the deck at Barbara's in Noyo.
Aug 14, 2009
A group of Kingfishers were chasing one another among the trees in Noyo. Taken from the deck at Barbara's.
Found July 18, 2009, by Chris Dunford
Aug 8, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
This Red-tailed Hawk is judged to be a juvenile dark morph Harlan's. It was first found in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Davis, California, on February 21, 2009. These images were taken on February 24, 2009.
Feb 28, 2009
Pelagic Birding Southern California June 2008
This was a pelagic birding trip intended to search deep water for rarities and mega-rarities off of southern California. The weather did not cooperate and we had 30 knot winds and 8-12 foot swells for three days. Conditions improved the last day, but we had no luck for rarities. Nonetheless, a good time was had.
Jun 2, 2008