Birding SBFP

Betsy Mooney

Yesterday Lisa Nelms and I birded Santa Barbara Foothill Preserve in the late afternoon:

The immature White-tailed Kites are still showing some juvenile plumage. There is an adult present, but the young ones appear to be successfully hunting prey on their own. Two Northern Harriers are hunting in the same area with the kites. 

We also observed three beautiful and lively coyotes.

Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta