Valentine's Day Birds
Today was not only a bit of spring - finally getting into the 50s - but also Valentine's Day. And the birds seemed to know it. Though I didn't see the pair of red-shouldered hawks - I expect my clock-schedule and their sun-schedule are out of synch - I did see other pairs. First up, though, one of the three calling male redwinged blackbirds, staking out territory.
Next up, a lone Cooper's hawk that scared the blackbirds (and is probably the juvenile from last fall). Hopefully, there's a mate around somewhere.
Then, several pairs - first, the geese are back - check out that dirty water line!
Then, a pair of mallards.
And finally, goldfinches! Granted, I'm not sure this is a pair, but there were four in the tree.