P.S. Happy summer or winter to everyone out there.
A female Cassin’s Finch finds ample shelter under a large spruce on a recent rain-soaked afternoon.
A quick look up and …hey the sky looks lighter to the west.
Nothing like the sound and the all to uncommon sight of a male Audobons Warbler on a cool overcast afternoon. All to often this bird spends most of its time up high in the canopy of the spruce trees in our area so it was nice to see him down low that afternoon.
We have noticed an agile small hawk buzzing around the woods over the last month or so and when we finally got a good look it turned out to likely be this Sharp-shinned Hawk.
These small hawks are very agile fliers and able to ambush their main prey, unfortunately small songbirds, in dense woods. So the next time I see what looks like a hawk streak by in the woodlands nearby I’ll have a good idea who it is.