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Heather Farm Park
Heather Farm Park    

Heather Farm Park is one of 16 parks and 3,000 acres of open spaced owned and managed by the City of Walnut Creek.

301 N San Carlos Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Birds:water birds, woodland birds, winter residents

Hiking Difficulty: 1

Directions:

  • Go west on Newell Ave toward S Broadway.
  • Turn right onto S Broadway.
  • Turn right onto Civic Dr.
  • Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Rd.
  • Turn left onto San Carlos Dr.
  • Turn left onto Heather Dr.
  • Turn right onto Marchbanks Dr.

 

 

Hiking Difficulty codes:
1=Easy, very few hills to climb
2=Moderately Easy, some small hills to climb
3=Challenging, flat land ranging to gentle to some steep slopes
4=Difficult, some very steep hills to climb

Conversation with a Hawk


One thing we hate to see when we look out the window into the backyard is a brownish streak that zips through and snatches a songbird. The culprit is usually a Cooper’s Hawk or a Sharp-shinned Hawk. And, to make things worse, to watch it eat the bird in front of you. I happened to be out in the yard filling bird baths when this exact thing took place, literally a few feet from me. Luckily, the hawk missed its victim and landed on the bird bath.

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