Sunday, September 13, 2009
Random Weekend Stuff: a cool sunset, an uppity Cooper's hawk, and more of those bloomin' natives
Lately, there's been a juvenile Cooper's hawk hanging around the bird feeders where all the hapless and generally clueless song birdies congregate. This unruly teenage accipiter is obviously staking out the area for some easy pickings. Luckily, there are plenty of trees & shrubbage for his potential victims to scatter to. These pix were taken this evening around 7:00pm. The Cooper's was perched on the oak tree above our pond, feathers tousled by the brisk late afternoon wind.
I know we're on the cusp of autumn when the California Fuchsias start putting forth their shamelessly crimson floral dispays. It's just driving all the hummingbirds absolutely nuts! A few of the monkey cultivars are also (surprisingly) reblooming. Here are some shots of those bloomin' natives, all taken today.