Swainson's Hawk: Carlsbad 28 AUG 2016

Tito Gonzalez
 

I was pleasantly surprised to see a SWAINSON’S HAWK flyover Batiquitos Lagoon (Carlsbad) this morning, 28 AUG 2016, around 9 am. It was cruising north in a partial glide. This species is rare on the coast and during fall.  According to SD County Bird Atlas, the earliest fall observation date is September 9th.  In e-bird, the closest confirmed recent sighting is around Victorville CA.  Photo is included in e-bird report:

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31295684

 

 

Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA

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