The Santa Cruz Flats

My SaddleBrooke group had a great time out on the flats this morning. Most of the excitement was provided by raptors, of course, including Burrowing Owls and a spectacular Harlan’s Hawk. Crested Caracaras, one of our major targets, showed well on the ground and in the air, too.

Mountain Bluebird numbers are still increasing, and we can hope that this will turn out yet to be an invasion winter for that species. And even the Yellow-headed Blackbirds brought forth some well-deserved oohs and aahs.