Red-tailed Hawk - The official bird of Cotati, CA
By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA
Red-tailed Hawk - The official bird of Cotati, CAIf you ever visit Cotati, CA, chances are you will see several Red-tailed Hawks patrolling the sky. They rule the avian population here, much to the dismay of pigeons and crows. The hawks will constantly taunt the other nesting birds, stealing eggs or worse.I noticed recently that I have a family of Red-tailed Hawks nesting in a tree near my back fence. They have a distinct, high pitched call, unlike any other bird common to Cotati. Last weekend, I was able grab my Nikon to capture this shot of a hawk resting on my back fence. This photo would not have been possible with an iPhone, a good camera is still a must.I have always wanted a close-up of a Red-tailed Hawk, and now I have it. Yes they are trouble makers in the avian world, but the...