Formidable, particularly to a mouse! Hawk Perch in Lavender Here he is, using the perch as it was intended! Hawks are important in rodent control in our lavender and vineyard. This is probably a Red-Tailed Hawk, or Swainson’s Hawk, and he eats a lot of gophers.
Tag: Swainson’s Hawk
Black-shouldered Kite Vineyard Work A new visitor was on the hawk’s perch this morning, a formidable predator! He (and I think it is a he) is a little smaller than the Swainson’s hawk who usually perches on this branch, but I am sure that he is every… Read more »
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… Read more »