Two hawks circling off in the distance

Gray sky with two birds silhouetted in the distance, their wings stretched out almost flat as they glide.

I saw two hawks circling off in the distance to the northeast, then they chased a few crows toward and past me. Sadly I couldn't catch a picture as they passed above. But a few minutes later I saw these two hawks – probably the same ones – circling in the distance to the southwest. I've seen both Red-Tailed Hawks and Cooper's Hawks in the area, but I think these look more like red-tailed hawks.

#birds #nature #hawk

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Probably a Cooper’s Hawk (in tree, portrait)

A medium-sized brown bird with black stripes on the tail, mottled white/gray on the wings and head, yellow eyes and a sharp, hooked beak, perched on a tree branch and backlit with sky and green leaves behind it.

Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, also spotted on the same walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.

#nature #birds #hawk

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It’s the first day of the City Nature Challenge!

This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas.

Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one).

#nature

More info: 2021 City Nature Challenge

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House Sparrow on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on post) on iNaturalist
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Brewer’s Blackbird (on post) on iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on cable) on iNaturalist

A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (Same walk.) I guess they were looking for something else to eat.

A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (

A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (Same walk.) I guess they were looking for something else to eat.

#nature #birds #blackphoebe #songbirds

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Black Phoebe
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Two (probably red-tailed) hawks spotted on an electrical tower

Two (probably red-tailed) hawks spotted on an electrical tower, one looking north, one looking east. I often see one perched up there, watching for prey, but rarely two!

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I don’t usually see *two* hawks on this tower!

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