South Shore Playground parking area to Burkett Park

This hawk was flying high with an apparently damaged wing. Looks to be missing feathers only; seemed to have no effect on his flying abilities.
User: MikeHikes - 5/1/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes


Out     Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop (short) > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park      3.2 miles

Return  Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area   3.2 miles

Temps in the low 60's, overcast, windy.

A good hike - saw lots of birds including a male Painted Bunting, a Bullock's Oriole, Lark Sparrows and lots of others.  Also saw a rather large Coachwhip.

The trails are shaggy with new vegetation.  A few sections have been cut because of an organized race yesterday but otherwise, the grass is growing.

Photo attached is of a hawk that has some serious looking damage to his wing yet didn't seem to have any issues with his flying ability. 


Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park.


Log Photos
Wing Damage Seems to have no Effect
Area around San Angelo State Park
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