This afternoon while walking my dog on Mitchell Road, I had great looks at a Prairie Falcon. It was perched on the power pole at the north and west end of Mitchell Road by the horse corral. This is the second day in a row I've seen this bird here. I watched it successfully pursue what appeared to be a Mourning Dove. I rushed home to get my camera. Upon my return, there was no Prairie Falcon to be photographed, but I found a Ferruginous Hawk harassing a Golden Eagle.
Sorry about the poor photos in the E Bird checklist. A better photographer would have made better use of this cool opportunity. I found, what I believe to be, a second FEHA on Mitchell Road on the way back home.
If you are coming to northern SBC to bird, check out this location. In summary, I had Ferruginous Hawks, Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures and a Prairie Falcon, all within an hour.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49728679 John DeaconOrcutt
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