July 12, 2020

We got word that a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk was seen yesterday near the nest just east of Old Kipling in the Bear Creek Greenbelt.  My better half and I headed that way this morning on the Bear Creek Trail, just in time to see a Cooper’s Hawk fly from the old nest area to the new nest area.  And then stillness.  So we headed to the dead bramble to see what birds might grace us with their presence.  As we approached, a Lesser Goldfinch took off from a top branch.  And then stillness again.

We walked east.  High in a tree a bird was singing sweetly, while doing its best to look invisible among the green leaves:

Yellow Warbler

And from the pond we heard the deep calls of an American Bullfrog.  Here it is:

American Bullfrog