Rare Encounters

Fishing Hawk – Osprey

Here is the glorious and tenacious fishing hawk of Ballona (Osprey, Pandion haliaetus) on the Playa Vista Phase 2 site. On this day, which was Jonathan’s second sighting here, the Osprey brought it’s lunch. Taken by Jonathan Coffin on February 22, 2008.

First Documented Grey Fox

The Gray Fox in this photo is the first documented Gray Fox, which is a native California fox, on the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Taken by Jonathan Coffin on June 30, 2007.