August 1, 2020

This morning my better half and I headed into the Bear Creek Greenbelt about an hour later than we usually do.  We saw three of the four juvenile Cooper’s Hawks.  Here’s one in the bramble:

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

We heard Red-tailed Hawks east of Old Kipling.  We walked over and spotted three of them flying from tree to tree–two juveniles loudly calling and one adult emitting the unmistakable Red-tailed Hawk scream.

It wasn’t until I got home and processed pictures that I found out what all the to-do was about:

Red-tailed Hawk with prey

One particularly busy beaver drew a crowd of onlookers at the pedestrian bridge:

Beaver shoring up dam

Beaver pausing for a snack

Beaver surveying its handiwork

Back in my neighborhood, I saw an American Goldfinch:

American Goldfinch

And several Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in our back yard, including this one:

Broad-tailed Hummingbird