Arroyo Trabuco Trail – Rancho Santa Margarita November 15, 2014

A visit to Arroyo Trabuco (entrance off Arroyo Vista) in Rancho Santa Margarita produced a reasonably good list in such a short period of time (2 hours).  The complete list can be found on eBird.

Highlights of today’s journey were a Merlin early on in our adventure perched in a Sycamore Tree just off the main trail and on Arroyo Vista (street) and a adult Red-shouldered Hawk (western).  I’ve included a few photos below.

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A Merlin profile shot on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail showing markings on facial side

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A Merlin on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail showing markings on nape of neck and rear crown

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A Merlin on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail showing markings on front view

 

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