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Ferruginous Hawks and Mountain Bluebirds Dec. 29, 2020


David Povey
 

There were two Ferruginous Hawks on the ground at Otay Lakes Rd. and Hwy 94 this morning.
This is grazing pasture between Hollenbeck and Dulzura creeks., on Rancho Jamul, and near the west end of Honey Springs rd.
One was a pale adult ( male ?) which I believe is a multi year returnee ( at least 6 yrs. if my notes are correct ), and today a larger brown  juvenile was in the same field. ( perhaps female ).
Also in that pasture, were at least a dozen Mountain Bluebirds.  This area has been good for Mountain Bluebird historically whenever that species reaches the lowlands. 
These guys can be hard to pick out as the non-males are about the same color as a dry cow pie.
Dave Povey
Dulzura