Our resident Cooper's was back in the yard again for a minute.. This is one of a number of very hasty shots taken through many small branches...
Not many photos lately (my apologies) as I am trying to diligently finish a few bench projects that need to be shipped out!
I do take breaks, however (often) and today as I was observing Hummingbirds in the sunshine, I heard a scuffle in the trees out back and the sound of a squirrel scolding. A few seconds later, a Coopers Hawk hame busting out with no lunch and sat close to me, though behind branches and a gate. He/She was fiercely watching for any birds. Then gone a few seconds later.
These tiny birds are often afflicted with mites that make their skin itchy.. Here's a set showing Sir A doing quite a scratch.. Amazing the contortions he makes to scratch that itch!
Beautiful (and plentiful) Ducks to observe ... One of Sidney's Winter residents, the American Wigeon.
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