This morning I walked over to the Red-tailed Hawk nest on Yale. One of the juveniles was in the tree; its parents and siblings were nowhere to be seen.
Nearby I saw four Killdeer, including this one:
At the pond by Stone House, juvenile Barn Swallows were begging for a meal:
A Mallard in eclipse:
Just as the other day, I saw four of the Hooded Merganser ducklings. A fellow birder and I walked down Bear Creek to Wadsworth and back, but we didn’t see mama Hoodie or the fifth duckling. Here’s one of the four ducklings sleeping in:
While the fellow birder and I were looking for the other Hooded Mergansers, we spotted this Swainson’s Hawk:
West of Estes, I got a better look at a Widow Skimmer beside Bear Creek: