July 24, 2020

This morning a fellow walker/nature watcher told my better half and me that she’d just seen eight–eight!–beavers cross Bear Creek Trail, walking from Bear Creek to the pond north of the creek.  As we walked down Bear Creek Trail, we came across the beavers’ wet footprints.  On the way to the pond, we saw all four juvenile Cooper’s Hawks perched in a tree (not the bramble).  One of them flew toward the pond and alighted nearby:

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

Another walker/nature watcher and I counted three beavers in the pond.  Here’s one: