Barbara and I decided to take a break and head out for a short birding fix. We went to
and tried for the Carolina Wren. Mud Lake
Shortly down the trail, we saw a Dark-eyed Junco. We soon saw some Black-capped Chickadees and a couple of Hairy Woodpeckers. A male Northern Cardinal came by and perched in a nearby tree and began singing.
At first there was no response (except a Mourning Dove). We were about to give up when we heard the buzz. It did not come close, and I never saw it, but Barbara caught a glimpse as it vanished between the houses.
We started back towards the car, when we spotted an adult Cooper's Hawk fly across the trail and alight in a tree near the lake. We edged closer to get some photos.
We checked out the river from the ridge. All we could spot were a few Mallards and some male and female Common Goldeneyes.