We also saw 3 Swanson's hawks circling and vocalizing overhead during our event! These hawks mate for life usually and both parents take care of the young chicks. They have a rapid 6 week growth cycle and then they are ready to fly away until next year.
Thanks to the Davis Raptor Center for making this another great event and all the important work they do. We also want to thank Jude Lamare & Jim Pachl for joining us at this event and for their unending support and work as "Friends of the Swainson's Hawks" to save these raptors and their habitat. Thank you also to "Save the American River Association" (SARA) and the "Sacramento Audubon" chapter for their participation and sponsorship of our event. About 30 people enjoyed a beautiful day and participated in this popular FORB event. Thanks also to Robert for capturing the event in these photos.