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Red Winged Blackbird

Lover of bull rush, noisey and prolific. Our wetland is the playground of many of these.

Red Tail Hawk

Photograph by Craig Johnson

The hawks come by almost every day. The adjacnt wetland has a few trees taht offer a good veiwing perch for the hawks they often come in pairs.

Red Tail Hawk page at Audubon Society 

Hear the call of the red tailed hawk.

Spotted Towhee

Photo by By Walter Siegmund (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Eating bread with the sparrows and junco's on our deck.

Audubon page for towhee

Red Breasted Sapsucker

Today this guy  was eating bugs in the holly tree that grows next to our deck. The photo is from wikipedia, mine didn't turn out that good.

Link to Audubon Society Page


Uselss Bay Owls

Recorded by Flora Goldthwaite during the lunar eclipse, at the end of Sunshine Lane.