Romero Canyon hawkwatch this afternoon
I hiked up the Romero Canyon trail to the hawkwatch site above Bella Vista Drive this afternoon and watched from about 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
I had one flyby of a possible Broad-winged Hawk. The bird was below eye level and most of my photos only showed its upper side, but it angled a bit toward the end to give a view of the underparts. I'd be grateful for input on the ID. Photos are in this list:
Besides the hawkwatch proper, I also counted birds on the hike up and the hike back down:
Hike up: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48677818
Hike down: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48681982
Total raptor counts across all three lists are below. I tried to avoid double-counting, but the accipiter count may be a bit inflated since they were flying both east and west and I counted them both ways.
Broad-winged (?): 1
Northern Harrier: 1
Red-shouldered Hawk: 1 (heard calling from the residential area below)
American Kestral: 3
Turkey Vulture: 12