Wildlife in our gardens


#783


Patio guardian.


#784

Queen of the garden


#785

Female Immature Cooper’s Adult Red Shouldered Hawk hunting and vocalizing at the utility pole in front of our house :slight_smile:


#786

shelob.


#787

That was my thought!


#788

she’s clearly an orc-eater. :skull_and_crossbones:


#789

She’s small. While living in the Pacific Northwest I observed much larger orb weavers this time of year. They were the reason we ate a clove or two of garlic per day.


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#791

Every picture is wonderful! Love the birdie in the nest!!!


#792

okay not wildlife but nature so I’ll post this large rainbow that appeared over the back yard last night. Only lasted ten minutes or so


#793

Profile view of female Red-Shouldered Hawk


#794

Come to my house!


#795

Mrs. Redtail Hawk … silhouette at dusk :slightly_smiling_face:


#796

Mrs. RedTail Hawk and the dove she caught this afternoon.


#797

Big birdies!


#798

Banana inflorescence and bee at sunrise


#799

We’ve had Evening Grosbeaks since October. Generally we only get them in severe winters with low temps and high snow accumulation. Hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.


#800

Not a bird we have here they are beautiful!


#801

we used to have tons of them here 30yrs ago. they were everywhere. only seen a few since. don’t know why they don’t come here anymore. there were so many that cars would run into flocks of them feeding on the roads. locals called them ‘‘suicide birds’’!


#802

See these hawks all the time around my house. Seems I never get good picture though. Can you tell the name of this hawk based on these photos?