July 25, 2021

This morning all three juvenile Cooper’s Hawks were out in the Bear Creek Greenbelt, but only one had prey:

Cooper’s Hawk

That one garnered attention, not only from three of us photographers, but also its siblings:

Cooper’s Hawk

Here’s a Black-crowned Night Heron along the south bank of Bear Creek:

Black-crowned Night Heron

Later in the morning we rode our bikes to Bear Creek Lake Park.  As we turned into the entrance at the Fox Hollow golf course, we saw an adult Swainson’s Hawk and a juvenile perched on a utility pole, calling.

On our way back we spotted a mama Mallard and a fresh batch of eight ducklings in Hodgson Ditch.