Vineyard Worker

Vineyard Worker

Each morning we find him sitting on his dead branch at the top of a Valley Oak in the vineyard, sometimes with his mate. He doesn’t like being photographed, never smiling, never saying Gopher! always taking off when he sees I am focusing in on him. ¬†Yet he preforms very important work in the vineyard, lunching on rodents and ground squirrels. At about 21 inches, he is an impressive presence. We call him Swainson’s Hawk.