|American Robin in Mountain Ash|
There were only about five Waxwings in our front yard, and they are much more skittish than the robins. This was the only one that looked like an adult. The others still had mottled looking juvenile feathers.
|Cedar Waxwing in the neighbour's |
But I was headed to the nursery for the morning to get some shrubs, replacing the ones from our recent garden renovation that didn't make it during the "drought" this summer. As I headed over to the nursery, I saw a number of Red-tailed hawks. This one was perched in a small tree on the opposite side of the road. Birds are designed with so many features to allow them to achieve flight. The large size of a hawk like this is deceiving in relation to weight, and seeing them on a small branch at the top of a tree would seem that it would end up breaking its perch.
It flew to a Spruce tree nearby and displayed the red tail it is named for.
|Red tail of a Red-tailed Hawk.|
When they fly, you can see why they are called what they are... the bright flash of yellow is more obvious from the rear as their wings move to take flight.
Not a bad day... got an errand done and saw a few birds along the way.