First sighting – of something.

A couple weeks ago I saw this unfamiliar bird hopping around the backyard, keeping away from the open lawn. I gave up ID’ing it after a short time.

While reviewing photos tonight I tried again and narrowed it down to either a Gray-cheeked Thrush or a Swainson’s Thrush, cannot decide which. I am inclined to say Swainson’s because of the distinct eyering, though they seem to forage mostly in trees.

Whichever it was, it is the first time I remember seeing such a bird.

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Cooper’s Hawk, again

Patience (and luck) paid off. I was able to capture this beautiful bird just outside my office window as it perched around 6 meters (20 feet) away from me. It was good to see that the eye I thought defective is not.

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