I've been seeing "H is for Hawk" around a lot; the attention paid it here has me thinking I'm going to pick it up. I've always enjoyed our raptors but my son and I have really been getting in to hawks lately, and I finally bought a good pair of binoculars, and that's been a revelation. Aside from the fairly ubiquitous red tailed hawks and various morphs, we've also recently followed a pair of northern harriers, another solo harrier, and a ferruginous hawk. Stunning.
I may take him to a falconry class introduction in San Diego later this winter.
If all goes well, we will participate in the bald eagle count in the San Bernardino National Forest next weekend too.
Peregrines are fairly common sights. In the spring, there's one that comes and hangs out for a month or so at work. It hangs out in the "A" of the giant "Yahoo" sign atop the building.
I should check "The Peregrine" too.
Since botany is close to my heart, I also picked up Hope Jahren's "Lab Girl." I heard her on the radio a few months ago and liked what I heard there.
I California native flora.