2 December 2008 4 p.m. VRVP
1 NG- the bird was probably male and was about 1 1/2 miles away. The raptor was flapping as a NG flaps. The bird was at elevation of about 100-200 feet as it was perusing the desert scrub, near the prisons on Wilmont Road. The sun was low and made it more difficult to determine the distance to the bird or the EOB. Observation time - about 3 minutes. The bird was ripping up the sky as it made many circles, constantly flapping.