April 26, 2021

This morning I took a walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt shortly after dawn.  I saw Yellow-rumped Warblers in the treetops (which is where American Goldfinches, in their spring plumage, are being seen these days).

Song Sparrows perch lower, sing loudly, and are more easily photographed:

Song Sparrow

At the pond that never freezes I saw two beavers, including this one:

Beaver

A good assortment of waterfowl was out:  a female Hooded Merganser, a male Cinnamon Teal, three Blue-winged Teals (two males and one female), a pair of Gadwalls, a pair of Canada Geese, and Mallards.

Blue-winged Teal

In the afternoon in the greenbelt I saw a couple of Bushtits.  Here’s one:

Bushtit

At first there was one Double-crested Cormorant:

Double-crested Cormorant

And then there were two:

Double-crested Cormorants

A new addition at the pond that never freezes:

Bat House

And the Red-tailed Hawk pair:

Red-tailed Hawks (female on left, male on right)