adventures in nature

swainson’s hawk

Swainson’s hawk … on the coast?

Yes. It was. I know all of you areĀ flabbergasted.

Actually, it was my first (conscious) sighting of a Swainson’s hawk. During the winter they migrate to South America, around April they are found in the Central Valley of CA. I was surprised to see one so close to the coast, it was quite a treat in addition to the beauty of Pt Reyes.

swainson's hawk 01 / Pt Reyes NS CA

swainson’s hawk 01 / Pt Reyes NS CA