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Blufftop Park Raptors- Pictures

saenzyamil <ysaenz@...>
 

Hi All.

Bluff top Coastal Park in Half Moon Bay still very active.
I want to encourage those birders who have not been there yet.
You don't have to go too far to see the Hawks. A large amount of the
raptors is regularly hunting near the parking lot area at the end of
Poplar Street.
I visited the park this past weekend with Eric Nie and Adam Blazczak
and we saw 7 White-tailed Kites, 4 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 Northern
Harriers (2 females- 2 males), 1 juvenile Cooper's hawk and 1 female
Kestrel.
It doesn't get any better than this. Five species of raptors actively
hunting over the same area.
Other birds of interest were: 2 Great Blue Herons, European Starlings
(at least 10), 2 Common Raven, 1 Say's phoebe, Red-winged Black Birds
(at least 10) and numerous Brewer's Black Birds.
If you stay long enough you will have very good chances to see the
Hawks and hopefully the Herons hunting voles.
I have been birding the Bay Area for at least 4 years and I have never
seen anything like this before.
Pictures can be found at:

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/84836.html

Regards.
Yamil Saenz

Yamil Saenz <ysaenz@...>
 

Hi Al
Here is the link to my pics
I hope they will be usefull to you and your education and conservation programs.

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/84836.html

Best

Yamil


----------------------------------------> To: south-bay-birds@...> CC: peninsula-birding@...> From: chucao@...> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:05:10 -0700> Subject: RE: [sbb] Blufftop Park Raptors- Pictures>> Folks>>>> The raptor activity is indeed hopping out there, and if one goes a bit> farther south to the Wavecrest area many, many kites congregate at roosting> areas. In an afternoon jog yesterday I counted 28 kites, 6 harriers, 8> Red-tails, 1 Red-shoulder, 2 kestrels, Say’s Phoebe. The totals were likely> much greater as I did not have binos on me. But I wanted to make a request> to photographers. I am going to post a general request on Calbirds for max> numbers of raptors throughout the state and wanted to highlight some of the> birds being seen and photographed here. Could all of you photographers who> have photos of the Half Moon Bay raptors up online give me a link to your> photos that I could share with a wider audience?>>>> Regards>>>> Alvaro>>>> Alvaro Jaramillo>> HYPERLINK "mailto:chucao@..."chucao@...>> Half Moon Bay, California>>>> Field Guides - Birding Tours Worldwide>> HYPERLINK "http://www.fieldguides.com"www.fieldguides.com>> _____>> From: south-bay-birds@...> [mailto:south-bay-birds@...] On Behalf Of saenzyamil> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:34 AM> To: south-bay-birds@...> Subject: [sbb] Blufftop Park Raptors- Pictures>>>> Hi All.>> Bluff top Coastal Park in Half Moon Bay still very active.> I want to encourage those birders who have not been there yet.> You don't have to go too far to see the Hawks. A large amount of the> raptors is regularly hunting near the parking lot area at the end of> Poplar Street.> I visited the park this past weekend with Eric Nie and Adam Blazczak> and we saw 7 White-tailed Kites, 4 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 Northern> Harriers (2 females- 2 males), 1 juvenile Cooper's hawk and 1 female> Kestrel.> It doesn't get any better than this. Five species of raptors actively> hunting over the same area.> Other birds of interest were: 2 Great Blue Herons, European Starlings> (at least 10), 2 Common Raven, 1 Say's phoebe, Red-winged Black Birds> (at least 10) and numerous Brewer's Black Birds.> If you stay long enough you will have very good chances to see the> Hawks and hopefully the Herons hunting voles.> I have been birding the Bay Area for at least 4 years and I have never> seen anything like this before.> Pictures can be found at:>> HYPERLINK> "http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/84836.html"http://www.usefilm.-com/phot> ographer-/84836.html>> Regards.> Yamil Saenz>>>>> No virus found in this incoming message.> Checked by AVG Free Edition.> Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.15.9/1090 - Release Date: 10/24/2007> 8:48 AM>>>> No virus found in this outgoing message.> Checked by AVG Free Edition.> Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.15.9/1090 - Release Date: 10/24/2007> 8:48 AM>>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]>>>>> Yahoo! Groups Links>> To visit your group on the web, go to:> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/south-bay-birds/>> Your email settings:> Individual Email | Traditional>> To change settings online go to:> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/south-bay-birds/join> (Yahoo! ID required)>> To change settings via email:> mailto:south-bay-birds-digest@...> mailto:south-bay-birds-fullfeatured@...>> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:> south-bay-birds-unsubscribe@...>> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:> http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>

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