I Saw Hawks in LA


The wife and I were hanging out digesting our tofu when I noticed a bird that was much larger than the finches that had been hanging out on my neighbor’s windowsill in the last few days thanks to his new bird feeder. I am not an ornithologist (IANAO), but I believe that fuzzy little monkler above is a baby red tailed hawk. I am sure someone who knows more than me about birds will chime in and enlighten us. I am sorry for the quality of that image, it was taken through dirty glass that had the sun shining on it. I guess LA really does have a diverse bird population.

Update As Charlie pointed out in the comment, the bird appears to be a full grown kestrel. I didn’t mention it in the post, but the bird was obviously stalking the finches who quickly departed when the kestrel appeared.

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