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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Offer of random Star Trek books

Anyone interested in some #StarTrek hardcovers? Figured I’d offer ’em to the Fediverse before checking the local used bookstores’ covid policies. Happy to give them away for the cost of shipping.

Spock’s World, Diane Duane
All Good Things…, Michael Jan Friedman.
Generations, J.M. Dillard
First Contact, ”
Federation, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Return, William Shatner
The Ashes of Eden, ”
Q-Squared, Peter David
New Frontier, ”

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Also the Star Trek Chronology (through First Contact) by Michael Okuda & Denise Okuda.

If you’re interested in any of these, message me and let me know.

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I always think birds look weird when you can only see the backs of their heads.

#Fotofails: I had a lot of trouble getting the camera to focus on this Black Phoebe and not the tree behind it, but that wasn’t the problem in this shot. I always think birds look weird when you can only see the backs of their heads.

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It’s been a while since I saw a plume moth

It’s been a while since I saw a plume moth, at least that I could recognize. This one followed me inside and immediately alighted on a stand lamp. And after I went to turn out the rest of the lights to lure it back outside, it had already flown off.

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Hey, at least you can tell it’s a gull

Blurry gull in flight against a clear blue sky.

I haven’t been able to get out anywhere that seagulls land or perch in a while (except, now that I think about it, the grocery store a few weeks ago where I saw two gulls fighting over some trash in the parking lot), so I’ve only seen the gulls flying overhead, where they’re hard to capture on camera.

I finally did! Sort of.

(Hey, at least you can tell it’s a gull.)

*sigh*

#FotoFails #birds #blurry

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Indian Hawthorn flowers in bloom

Indian Hawthorn flowers in bloom. The empty lot is the greenbelt under a set of transmission wires. Hawthorns will grow as bushes, and make up a *lot* of hedges around here, but they can also be trained to grow upward and pruned into trees. There are several spaced along this block at the same stage of growth.

#flowers #photo #spring

Indian Hawthorn flowers in bloom

Indian Hawthorn flowers in bloom

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American Pipit

Pipits Pipits

There were at least two, possibly three or four of these birds hopping around the grass next to a bike path. They weren’t easy to spot at a distance.

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This bird’s new to me: apparently it’s an American pipit, also known as a buff-bellied pipit, a small ground-nesting insectivore. I spotted several of them walking around in the grass next to a bike path that’s just been closed down, though I could see them from the sidewalk with a zoom lens.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40932087

#birds #photo #pipit #nature

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