Raptors in Flight

In response to a question about hawk identification on nextdoor.com (a neighborhood-based social media site), I posted a long discussion about the status of various raptors in our neighborhood. Someone posted a follow-up question about how to tell hawks from falcons in flight. I thought the easiest way to do that would be to post … Continue reading Raptors in Flight

After the Rain

[Featured image: a Yellow-rumped Warbler feeds on laurel sumac berries] I had outdoor plans for early this morning, but upon awaking to the first rain of the fall, I decided I'd rather get some work done on the computer and enjoy my coffee. At around 9am or so, the clouds cleared over Mt. Washington and … Continue reading After the Rain

An Eruption of Hemiptera

I took a short bird walk, as I often do, through Elyria Canyon Park this morning. Unlike yesterday's fairly active day, today was a little boring with roughly half the species I had yesterday after one pass through the park. I decided not to walk back through and went home instead. There was one occurrence … Continue reading An Eruption of Hemiptera