Monday, October 24, 2016

Baby hawks make themselves at home in Echo Park

Adult Red Tailed Hawk guard chicks in Echo Park nest . Photo by Gary Vlahakis,

Residents living in the far north end of Echo Park near Allesandro Street and Rosebud Avenue are keeping a close eye on the new neighbors: a nest of baby red tailed hawks.  The photo above by Gary Vlahakis is a bit fuzzy but you can make out the white heads of at least two chicks while an adult hawk stands nearby in the nest.

Diane Edwardson has posted more family photos on her Corralitas Red Car Property blog.  There might be up to four new birds in the nest, which has served as a hawk nursery in recent years.  Said Edwardson:

This is the same nest we’ve documented for the past few years.  We have some very prolific Red Tailed Hawks.  No wonder the squirrels in my yard have been so quiet for the past week.

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One comment

  1. Many thanks to Mr. Vlahakis & Ms. Edwardson for all their hard work & dedication in keeping this community updated on the hawks. Mitch O’Farrell comprehends and appreciates the significance these majestic raptors… John Choi doe$ not.

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