Today, I went to Lake Murray and counted the birds. One of the first things I saw, unfortunately, were the pigeons and grackles fleeing in fear. I knew the hawk was nearby. She had caught one of the older pigeons at the lake. This is a very large female Cooper's hawk that was about as big as a red-shouldered hawk. A small male adult has also been seen in the area.
The kingfisher was being a brat. He was sitting in a nice, photogenic spot on a tree for a long time, but when I took the camera out, he flew further away. Here he is over at the new spot:
I saw a female black-throated gray warbler. My camera wasn't co-operating. Yes, she is in this pic:
I was surprised to see two American pipits at the lake today:
And, we have a new dumped duck over in Coyoteland. I hope he learns about coyotes: