No, not that group that Jimmy Page, Eric Beck and Eric Clapton used to be in.
MY yard birds.
I got a new one today...a sharp-shinned hawk. Did I have my camera handy? Nope.
That makes the sixth raptor species either seen or heard in my yard:
1. Cooper's hawk
2. Sharp-shinned hawk
3. Red-tailed hawk
4. Red-shouldered hawk
5. Great Horned owl (heard)
6. Barred owl
My yard rocks. Totally.
Mama GHOW is sitting higher in the nest...I wonder how many chickies she has under there?
(They lay 2-4 eggs)
What's better than watching an owl usher in the new generation?
Finding another GHOW nest.
This one is at another local park. I didn't check this one as anally as the Lake Isabella one, so I don't know what stage she is at with incubation or brooding.
And just because I like to inject a bit of humor on my blog, here's a billboard from one of our local hard rock radio stations: