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November 28, 2014 - Rarity Hunt

White-tailed Hawk along Brushline Road, La Sal del Rey



Harris' Hawk gives me a dirty look on GI Road, then turns around to keep an eye on me!

A little pishing brought up both Cassin's (above) and Savannah Sparrows!


Cassin's Sparrows are year-round residents in the Valley, but can be tough to kick up when they're not singing!

Hopeful birders waiting for the Fork-tailed Flycatcher to show at Laguna Atascosa NWR

Best guess on this guy is a Pale-rayed Skipper - ideas?

While cruising the back roads looking for the flycatcher, this American Kestrel was uncharacteristically cooperative!

This Black-chinned Hummingbird kept us entertained while waiting for the honeycreeper to show at Estero Llano Grande SP!

Off the deck, this female Canvasback keeps company with a male Northern Shoveler.

Although considered "uncommon" throughout the state in winter, they can be a tough bird to get in the Valley!

Over at Santa Ana NWR, this Red Admiral tries to catch a few rays as the temperature cools!

The sun sinks along Wallace Road, ending a beautiful, cloudless day!

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