Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hawk Ridge, or Waxwing City?

I took a walk up to Hawk Ridge today. Winds were from the southwest, so there weren't a whole lot of hawks, though I did watch a really cool battle between a Merlin and a Sharp-shinned Hawk along with several other sharpies, a few kestrels, a Bald Eagle, and a couple of Turkey Vultures seen during a couple of hours there. In addition to those, there were a bazillion Cedar Waxwings moseying through and stopping to eat berries. It's heartening to see so many immatures.