The Guild In area is lovely in September and it was a pleasure to have two walks here today.
Some scenes from today:
The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a bird-eating hawk not much larger than a Blue Jay. We had a good look at one today.
Male and female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks also made an appearance. As you can see, they don’t look alike.
Species list: Sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed Hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, eastern pewee, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, hermit thrush, European starling, American redstart, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak. (19 species)
If other planets dark as earth
About dim trembling stars
Carry frail freight of death and birth,
Wild love, and endless wars;
If from far, unseen motes in flight
Life look down questioning
This helpless passage through the night
Is a less lonely thing. – Carrie Law Morgan Figgs (1878–1968)