This Great Horned Owl was in our pine trees earlier this month.
He is the biggest bird we've seen in our backyard.
We first noticed him about 3 p.m. The day was overcast and rainy.
We lost sight of him at nightfall...
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Yesterday afternoon, this Desert Cardinal (Pyrrhuloxia) made an appearance.
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As I have mentioned before,
when one feeds the birds they then become the fed upon.
I was hoping the hawks that frequent the yard were getting the mice.
Not so... this hawk hopped into the oleander to get the finches and sparrows!
I closed the blinds... :-(