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Re: Solstice Chorus

Subject: Re: Solstice Chorus
From: "Scott Fraser" scottbfraser
Date: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:40 am ((PDT))
< This is certainly very noticeable. Could you find any apparent reason lik=
e logging nearby or new construction in the locality etc?  >

Birdsong is down noticeably in my immediate neighborhood this year due to t=
he presence in one of my tall pines of a new family of red-tail hawks. The =
adult pair & 3 juveniles are feeding on the smaller species & have driven o=
ff our normally gregarious & raucous crows. The hawks make up for the relat=
ive quiet by providing a boisterous feeding ritual several times a day. The=
 youths are exploring the neighborhood, flying further from the nest each d=
ay. They are magnificent & awe-inspiring, and it is truly a gift to have su=
ch a primal life force choose my home to be their home, a mere 15 minutes f=
rom downtown Los Angeles.

Scott Fraser

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