Photo Safari

Friday, October 29, 2004, Led by Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

6 Species at Charleston Slough, CA

Cooper's Hawk
<p>This guy landed just ten feet in front of me, and held still for long enough to snap off a few shots.</p> <p>Bob Power notes: "[this bird] has that classic rectangular blocky head look of a Coop. Brown streaks indicate juvenile. Sharpy's don't raise their hackles and always look round-headed. Streaks get blotchy or spotty as you go down the flanks, not more thickly streaked like the Sharp-shinned. Flanks should be more contrasty (orange flanks vs. brown back) if it was a juvie sharp-shinned."</p>

6 Species at Charleston Slough, CA

Cooper's Hawk
<p>This guy landed just ten feet in front of me, and held still for long enough to snap off a few shots.</p> <p>Bob Power notes: "[this bird] has that classic rectangular blocky head look of a Coop. Brown streaks indicate juvenile. Sharpy's don't raise their hackles and always look round-headed. Streaks get blotchy or spotty as you go down the flanks, not more thickly streaked like the Sharp-shinned. Flanks should be more contrasty (orange flanks vs. brown back) if it was a juvie sharp-shinned."</p>

Trip Map

Trip Notes

The light was just great this morning, and I had one big surprise.