The end of the year is fast-approaching; so, too, is the new year. I am trying to take advantage of the time I have before I have to start back to work (Jan 2nd) This afternoon, I drove west of town to where the SNOWY OWLS were seen over the Christmas weekend. I could not find one today. From there I drove down to Melbourne to see what might be around. NORTHERN HARRIERS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and RED-TAILED HAWKS were scattered around in the area.
I took this picture of a RED-TAILED HAWK.
When I got home I checked out the birds at my feeder and saw a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK come gliding in across the marsh. He pulled up and landed on the brush pile out behind the house. But before I could get my camera, it was GONE!!!