Beautiful weather contributed great light to a unseasonably warm day.
Full of Christmas Colors!
More of his handiwork
While rounding the Blockhouse, I heard a sound not unlike the whine of a squirrel alarm call.
I listened closer, and the call was more sharp and not as high pitched. Looking out, I spotted a juvy Cooper's
The call was not the sharp kek-kek-kek described in guidebooks. It was similar to a squirrel alarm call, but not as nasally. I looked through the trees to see what it was calling to.
The juvy flew off at the adult,
The murderous red eye of the adult...
and both circled around the Blockhouse, out of sight.
After a few minutes of searching, I heard the same sound and found the juvy making furtive advances towards the adult.
The juvy then tried to hop on the adult!
Knocking the adult off the branch...
she then promptly flew off.
Also seen were a thrush of one sort or another.