There are red tailed hawks and then there are red tailed hawks. So many different morphs and color combinations.
I met the man who takes care of the Ramona Duck Club, Elmer, yesterday. He and his wife drove out to check on their property, nice couple.
They are a lovely bird. Yesterday they were mixed in with the red winged blackbirds.
I was shooting with the 400mm so they were still a little out of my reach.
The water district is filling the lakes up, there is measurably more water at the preserve than the last time I was there but still nowhere near full.
With the heat and water were mosquitos. I got nailed on my hike.
Felt great to stretch my legs, push myself a little bit, having been in a long covid slumber.
I stuck the zoom lens on for the hike. It is a lot lighter and gave me some extra reach, although I lose a bit optically.
There were a lot of red tailed hawks around, this one was perched on a far ledge.