May 31, 2023

After work I wandered into the Bear Creek Greenbelt.  A couple of hours later, I wandered back out, having observed 25 different species.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (male)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nesting female)

The Great Horned Owlet apparently has developed an issue with its right eye again.

Great Horned Owlet

Maybe it didn’t fall far from the tree?

Great Horned Owl

Seriously, I think the adult’s eyes are just fine:

Great Horned Owl

The owlet’s better side:

Great Horned Owlet

A nearby Western Wood-Pewee:

Western Wood-Pewee

Recording of this Western Wood-Pewee:


When I checked on the nesting Broad-tailed Hummingbird again, she was tending to those in her nest–two, it looks like.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird tending to nest

Broad-tailed Hummingbird tending to nest

And back to protecting those on her nest:

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

A couple of other birds that I heard but did not see.

Yellow-breasted Chat:


Common Yellowthroat: