I notice them. Subconciously, I'm on the lookout for them, all the time.
This Cooper's Hawk is a fairly frequent visitor because I feed the little yard birds. These birds will take flying dives into bushes, looking for smaller birds to eat.
This one's for you Scriptor:
Another frequent visitor is the Roadrunner. Yes, they do run across roads (cracks me up), and only fly when they absolutely have to. They will jump up into bushes to get a little bird lunch.
Hubby bought me these concrete ducks one year for Christmas, knowing I would love them around the water dish in the front yard.
Gambel's Quail. I'm not sure where they go in the winter. But during the summer, we are FAT with them!
Yes, pun intended.
The largest family of baby quail I've seen meander through my front yard numbered 17!
These ubiquitous Turkey Vultures during the summer, are nowhere to be found in the winter.
During the winter, these pigeons are huddled together around the electrical boxes on poles. I often wondered if those lines are warm from the electricity running through them.
The Anna's Hummingbird are the only ones left this time of year.
This next one,
the blue bird on the right, I had never seen him before, or since. The photo is blurry, but that's about the best view I had of him too.
My town is full of the biggest, most healthy looking crows I've ever seen.
They like to hang out on the main drag of town (probably because of the fast food places) talking, and watching traffic go by. Every once in a while they will catch a thermal in the sky, and there could be 15 or 20 of them circling. I never get tired of watching them.
I had to add this one. He just showed up this morning. A Red Bellied Woodpecker.
I could go on and on, and on, but I won't. Please fly on over to the Friday My Town Shootout site, and check out everyone's contribution for this week!
Have a wonderful weekend!