Here’s looking at you, kid.
I’m pretty sure this is a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). It turned its head enough to look at me but that also disturbed it enough that it took flight.
The geese are forming up in flocks. At first the groups are small and seem to fly in random patterns. Now the flocks are getting larger and larger, heading more purposefully across the horizon around sunset, sounding like a group of old friends excitedly squawking, catching up on news. Some stick around but most of them seem intent on heading south.
We see more eagles at different times of the year. During salmon runs I think they head further west where the feasting may be more abundant. But it’s nice to see them again when they hang out at some of their typical perches.
This looks like a communal bird feeder. So is the sign a warning for everyone to only eat their fair share?
As we watched salmon swim upstream in the Dungeness River the other day suddenly this duck swam by in the other direction. I’ve seen ducks dive underwater but never had the opportunity to see one swim under the surface. It was a surprise and a treat. This shot was enhanced with Photoshop.
I guess to a seagull a perch is a perch.