November 23, 2022

From the back deck after work I spotted the Bear Creek Greenbelt’s resident, banded Red-tailed Hawk:

Red-tailed Hawk (female)

Then I joined a friend for a walk in the greenbelt east of Estes.  The pond by Stone House, still frozen, sported a few dozen Canada Geese and Cackling Geese.

We saw the usual raptors:  American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, and Cooper’s Hawk.  Here are shots of the first two:

American Kestrel

Red-tailed Hawk

Song Sparrows were feeding on the trail that runs by Yale Avenue.  Here’s a leucistic individual:

Song Sparrow