Red-shouldered Hawk (near Cave Junction, OR, 07/24/2011)

This agitated youngster whom I displaced from his favorite perch was near the Cave Junction sewage plant.  He kept calling for almost a full hour while I was there.

It was my first trip to Josephine Co and it was a hot weekend, so not many birds were active once it warmed up. Other interesting sightings were several Dusky Flycatchers and a well-seen, crowing Mountain Quail on King Mountain, 3 fly-over Pileated Woodpeckers (likely a family unit) just west of Merlin, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers near the Merlin Rest Area, many Yellow-breasted Chats along the rivers and the glorious absence of several species that I thought I could not miss.


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