Posts Tagged ‘raptor’

Does This Show the World’s Smallest Raptor or the World’s Biggest Dragonfly?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

This has got to be the tiniest raptor I’ve ever seen in San Francisco.

Or maybe the damselfly in its talons was just really, really big?

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Maybe it’s both.

On the wing avec another victim a little later with the fog coming in:


Dragonflies – it’s what’s for dinner.

The Youngest Raptor in the Panhandle Yearns for Craig Newmark’s Backyard

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

This hungry juvenile hawk (red-tailed? red-shouldered? red-something anyway) perched on a Eucalyptus tree in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle has stopped screeching for its parents’ food and started hunting on its own.  

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If only it knew about Craig Newmark‘s nearby backyard, a veritable smorgasbord of delicious boids (a smorgasbird, if you will) that’s just up the hill. Here’s a recent menu du jour.

Happy hunting, little raptor.

The Hungry Raptors of Golden Gate Park

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Scratch one Strybing pigeon:

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Now Just What is this Hawk Eating, High Above Golden Gate Park?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

This female hawk on Strawberry Hill / Island (it was already named before it became an island) in the middle of Golden Gate Park‘s Stow Lake is feasting on something.

Can you guess what it is?  

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See you after the jump.


The Watchful Raptors of Golden Gate Park

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Most of time you can’t see them.

But they’re there, watching you, that’s for sure.

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As seen in Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park