I think the migratory birds are confused. We have three American Robins, so they must think spring is right around the corner, despite temperatures in the low teens lately. The Western Bluebirds are also a little ahead of schedule.
A pretty good shot of a female Common Merganser. I love the wild red hair-do. Followed by a Red-tailed Hawk that I saw on a tree about 100 yards out for about ten seconds– enough time to get this shot.
Usually Coyotes that discover us howl and bark at us and follow us until we get out of their territory. This one was very call, and walked casually away, without any complaints about our presence.
A good shot of a Great Blue Heron, one of many we see often in the Bosque.
I saw two eagles this last week, and both were flying at least 100 yards away. This one has the background of the radio tower, familiar to most people in the North Valley.
The American Wigeon is fairly colorful, and I haven’t seen any since last spring.
A pretty good week for birding.