I’ve been seeing hawks lately when I’m out looking for birds.

A brown hawk perched on the end of a long, bare branch, a few twisted branches nearby, but mostly empty gray sky.

I’ve been seeing hawks lately when I’m out looking for birds. Partly, I suspect, because I’m actually *looking*.

This one would probably have been very interested in the squirrel I spotted a minute or so earlier!

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I think it’s been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve

I think it's been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve. It's less obvious on the ground where new grass has grown, but it's clear to see on this tree where the fire burned and where it stopped. #nature #trees #BurnScar #marsh #MadronaMarsh

I think it's been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve. It's less obvious on the ground where new grass has grown, but it's clear to see on this tree where the fire burned and where it stopped.

#nature #trees #BurnScar #marsh #MadronaMarsh

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The coolest sighting was this red-shouldered hawk

I went hiking at a marsh preserve over the weekend and saw a ton of birds, including five different species of duck. But the coolest sighting was this red-shouldered hawk, which stood perched in a tree, looking around until it decided to fly to another tree for a different vantage point.

#birds #nature #hawk #RedShoulderedHawk #MadronaMarsh

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Photos of more birds from this hike, including ducks, coots, geese, starlings, a sparrow, wigeons, a heron, an egret, and a red-winged blackbird:

Winter Birds of Madrona Marsh

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The coolest sighting was this red-shouldered hawk

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A Black Phoebe spotted on my walk to lunch, near an office building.

A Black Phoebe spotted on my walk to lunch, near an office building. It perched there, maybe 10 feet away from me, and actually stayed put while I walked around looking for different angles. Then it flew up into a tree. #birds #nature.

A Black Phoebe spotted on my walk to lunch, near an office building. It perched there, maybe 10 feet away from me, and actually stayed put while I walked around looking for different angles. Then it flew up into a tree.

#birds #nature

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