January 4, 2021

Today I took an early lunch walk with a friend in the Bear Creek Greenbelt.  We saw several red-tailed hawks.  Here’s the first one we saw, the female half of the resident pair:

Red-tailed hawk (note the leg band–it’s the resident female)

We also got sustained looks at a great blue heron and a pair of hooded mergansers:

Great blue heron

Hooded mergansers

Here’s the penultimate red-tailed hawk we saw, an immature individual with a field mouse:

Red-tailed hawk