Chris Takacs reports:
"I took this Tuesday night Northern Shoveler in Shore Bird Pool from Transco Trail." (Thanks, Chris!)
Here some recent images from DeKorte Park. They include one of several kestrels, a pair of inquisitive ravens and some gadwall ducklings (above).
Now, take a close look at the red-tailed hawk (below).Notice anything familiar? It's the falconer's hawk from the fall with jesses (visible) and bells (not visible). You can still hear the jingling as the raptor takes flight.
Pix of kestrel and ravens follow.
One of the neat things we saw on Moth Night at DeKorte Park last week, in conjunction with National Moth Week, was a Cicada molting.
The whole sequence follows.