We had a very productive morning with pleasant, mostly sunny weather, a bit cool in the shade, and an enthusiastic group of about 15. Our morning highlights were seeing the female Great Horned Owl on her nest, the light breeze blowing her feathers made it a little easier to see her, many Allens Hummingbirds, close up of a stationary juvenile Sharp Shinned Hawk – first it had it’s back to us, then it turned around so we got great views of it. Having the Sibleys book handy was key to identifying this bird (no white at tail tip and it had an eye band), just after that sighting, we saw a Coopers Hawk flying overhead. Probably one of the higher species counts that we’ve had on one of these walks!
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S64615217