This photo (see adjacent) captures a pheasant on the Conservancy’s Silva tract preserve. The photo is not doctored or enhanced in any way. And the reason for including this on the blog? Check out the bright colors. I have never seen such bright coloration on one of these guys. BTW, the photo was taken from a still camera, concealed, with motion-detect trigger. There is no way a human could have gotten this close to the sprightly young gent.
The Conservancy has worked hard and spent money trying to improve prey production for the Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsonii). The hawk is one of two “primary” species covered under the HCPs. It has our attention due to diminished nest success. We don’t want that metric to decline. We need more,… Continue Reading Complex Versus Simple