In preparation for our upcoming birding trip to Belize, I thought I should take in some sunny weather to practice using our new camera. Remembering the Cedar Waxwings from the Christmas Bird Count, I headed to Dry Creek Cemetery. I found the waxwings and a few other birds, but the Varied Thrush remained elusive. Waxwings are definitely one of my favorite birds.
Two Red-tailed Hawks flew overhead, one chasing the other. The chasing bird retreated to the top of the highest tree and proceeded to exclaim that this was his territory. Mating season may still be months away, but a productive territory is always worth defending.