|Crow vs. neighborhood hawk|
Time for a visual update on what's going on along our stretch of Little Swamp Creek. This post is all fauna. I'll blog about the flora soon.
|Neighborhood Red-tailed hawk|
|Red-tailed Hawk sitting it their nest.|
|Heron hunting again in the field behind our yard.|
|Deer in the field. There were four, including a young one.|
|A Long-toed Salamander that was hiding under a wood pile.|
This song sparrow appears to have claimed a particular area of our yard as his. I frequently see him in this western hazelnut or the Indian plum right next to it -
Living here I get to see birds that I always used to think of as a "forest" birds (birds that I would only hear and see when hiking or camping) right in our yard. This varied thrush is a great example.
|This poor Golden-crowned Kinglet ran into our window. Luckily he recovered and flew away.|
Here's the greatest development of all - Black-capped chickadees have moved into this nesting box near our front door -