This morning on our walk with the dog in the Bear Creek Greenbelt the Red-winged Blackbirds were the most populous, and vocal, of the species we saw.
There’s still a variety of waterfowl: Mallards, Canada Geese, Gadwalls, Cinnamon Teals, Blue-winged Teals, a Double-crested Cormorant, and a couple of female Hooded Mergansers, including this one:
The female Red-tailed Hawk was on the nest at Yale. The male was on one of their favorite perches:
At midway we rode our mountain bikes at Bear Creek Lake Park. The Great Horned Owl was on her nest along the Cottonwood Tail, and we’re pretty sure we saw a white downy head next to her.
The temperature soared into the upper 70s today. I took another walk in the greenbelt in the afternoon. The darker-headed Red-tailed Hawk was on the nest:
A pair of Gadwalls:
The birds below may or may not have been yawning. The Double-crested Cormorant was definitely doing some gular fluttering on the warmest day of the year so far.