It just turned seasons in the middle of these shots. The migratory birds are not coming on strong yet, so not a lot of bird population about.

A good shot of a Cooper’s Hawk. Rob spotted this one, or I never would have seen it, as it was obscured in branches and leaves and out about 50 yards.

This looks like a pretty scrawny Great Blue, and I got a so-so shot of it flying away. On Saturday I got a shot of another Great Blue in the mist. I really like the atmospheric effect.

The next is a Red-shafted Flicker–a year-around bird, and very common. However, I did like the effect of the sun on the red under-wing.

The last one of the winter plumage American Avocets–was encouraging, since they are migrating. A sign of birds to come, I hope. The resolution is poor, as they were moving very fast at about 80 yards.  A few more weeks should show an increase in migratory birds.

s-Cooper's Hawk s-Flicker with Red Wing s-GBH in Flight s-GBH on Ditch Bank s-Great Blue Heron in the Mist s-gulls+++


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