A pretty rare sighting, shown in this photo. Three hawks sitting on three fence posts in a row. It’s pretty rare for these to perch like this, and what is unusual is that there were a total of six of these hawks hanging around this area. It’s on the Betts tract, in what we call the Betts tract pasture. This seems to be a big year for raptors in the Natomas Basin. Is it weather related? Or just lots of prey?
We are so pleased to see one of the NBHCP’s “Covered Species,” the Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), back on Conservancy property! Going back 15 years, the owl used to be seen frequently on Conservancy mitigation lands. At the time, we documented too-common depredation of them by dogs from nearby residential… Continue Reading They’re back!