signs of spring
Very cool. My wife first saw it: "What's that bird that looks like it flying like a bat?" Ha! We watched it for ~20 minutes as it patrolled an open area between trees and path, darting between 5-20 m off ground.
My best guess for L. borealis is based on its bright red color, modestly-sized ears, and that I'm finding references that say this species sometimes flies on warm winter days.
Mallards in the flooded forest.
above teddy Roosevelt island
red tailed at DOI
Golf course fox. Seemingly not bothered by the presence of people.
Watching over, unfortunately for the hawk, a recently landscaped yard that previously was the most active bird location of the street. Now the yard is relatively bare and free of shrubbery. Perhaps I'll see less of this guy?
Soaring high over the Potomac and commuting vehicle traffic.
With minimal brown belt -> male.