November 4, 2022

On an early lunch walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt I spotted a Cooper’s Hawk–first one I’ve seen in several weeks.

Cooper’s Hawk

After work I zipped down to Bear Creek Lake Park.  In Bear Creek upstream from Skunk Hollow I found a young American Dipper.

American Dipper

American Dipper

Nearby a young Red-tailed Hawk was perched, watchful.

Red-tailed Hawk

I drove down to the Boat Launch area, where the word was sparrows, lots of them.  Here were the two varieties:

White-crowned Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow