Such a nice assortment of wildlife early this morning in the Bear Creek Greenbelt. We saw one beaver, one muskrat, and the usual avian wildlife, including a Black-crowned Heron, two Double-crested Cormorants, a Red-tailed Hawk on the nest, and a dozen or more Yellow-rumped Warblers, including both Audubon (yellow-throated) and Myrtle (white-throated).
A little later in the morning we rode our tandem road bike to Bear Creek Lake Park. Wild plum is in bloom everywhere in the park. We also saw one Red-tailed Hawk and one Swainson’s Hawk.
Still later in the morning I took another walk by myself in the greenbelt before the rain started. I saw my first Yellow Warbler of the year:
Our resident female Red-tailed Hawk was on her usual perch near the greenhouse. I shot from quite a distance because I decided that discretion was the better part of valor when it came to that ominous sky.
As I was hotfooting it back home, I also saw three ratty-looking Red-tailed Hawks flying overhead. Here are two:
The one in focus, the one on the right, has light-colored eyes, making it a younger individual.