Red-shouldered Hawks Copulating in Strawberry Canyon

Preston Mui

On Saturday, I had the good fortune to witness two Red-shouldered Hawks copulating near the entrance to the fire trails off of Panoramic Way. I was too slow (or perhaps, they were too fast) for a photo during the act itself, but I did manage a recording of their calls before as well as a photo immediately after. An amazing end to an otherwise quiet walk through the fire trails. Both audio and photo are at the checklist.