January 15, 2017

This morning my better half and I walked to Nathan Krestul Park, where this juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk was keeping a keen eye out for breakfast:

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Although I spotted the Red-shouldered Hawk, my better half did me one better by pointing out an American Kestrel.  We also saw three Northern Flickers and heard several Red-bellied Woodpeckers (and spotted one).  Other birds seen include a Northern Cardinal, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Carolina Chickadee, Palm Warblers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Common Grackles, and Eastern Bluebirds.

In the afternoon I went to Westminster Woods to see Gram.  We saw three Anhingas, including this one:


I also stopped by Nathan Krestul Park on my way back home and saw another Anhinga (who landed awkwardly in a tall tree), an Eastern Phoebe, several Palm Warblers, and this Tricolored Heron:

Tricolored Heron

Late yesterday at the bubbler in our back yard a Gray Catbird and an Orange-crowned Warbler showed up to bathe.  A Yellow-rumped Warbler, along with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, has been hitting the mixed nut feeder regularly.