Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Other Side of the Pacific Flyway


I went for a hike along the Coastal Trail this afternoon, and near Painted Rock I saw a Red-tailed Hawk floating on an updraft above the cliffs. The fog has been thick since this morning, and as you can tell from the photos, you can't even see the Marin Headlands or half of the Bridge much less Hawk Hill, where its friends might have been hanging out as well. I watched the hawk for about five minutes, but it continued to just float and swoop on the updrafts, watching the water and waiting. I wonder if, in addition to a reluctance to fly over open water, there is a reluctance to fly into fog?


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