What I do know for certain, is that some birds are just completing their parental responsibility. This afternoon a pair of Northern Cardinals came to the backyard with a fledgling, providing me with the opportunity for this series of photos ...
|Northern Cardinal - fledgling begging|
I was unable to get to Putney Mountain today. But yesterday, a young Red-tailed Hawk showed its prowess when it tucked its wings and dove below the ridge. Shortly after, it circled over the valley, carrying the fruits of a success hunt. When not being buzzed by a Sharp-shinned Hawk, it fed on the wing.
|Red-tailed Hawk - juvenile with prey in its talons|
|Red-tailed Hawk - juvenile feeding on the wing|