My parents and I are trying to identify this bird that we saw on their fence this morning. We THINK it's a red tail hawk, but we're not sure...He was perched out on the fence right outside of the kitchen window (sorry, couldn't open the glass without scaring him away, so there's a bit of reflection).
This was taken out in east county San Diego area, out in Santee; my parents are right on the edge of Mission Trails park. He's come around before, we think to eat the rats that are living in the neighbor's backyard; either that or he's after the sparrows that normally hang out on the side of my parents' house.
There were quite a few ravens harassing this guy to leave, but he was there on the side of the house for about 15 minutes, just kinda checking things out.