An adult male Northern Harrier has been seen on a regular basis in the park for weeks, and is probably a resident with a nest somewhere in the park. Here is another photo of it. This very nice shot of the bird executing a hard left turn was achieved by Raymond Yang, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral student from Northern China, who visits the park at least three times a week with his wife, Rainbow Cai.
I came to the US with my family 4 years ago. I have been so busy since I came here that I have not taken photos for a long time. Moving from LA to Berkeley last year has finally given me some time to take my camera out again and the natural ecological system of Chavez Park fascinates me. This is my first time to slow down my pace of life in America and spend some time enjoying the beauty of the creation.
Thanks to photographer John Davis for his positive ID of this bird.