Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 6
Also notable were a Horned Lark, Winter Wren (calling from the adjacent woods), and ~10 passing Purple Finches.
Several Yellow-rumped Warblers were in the area, including one that landed on my head! Ten plus years back a Northern Shrike nearly landed on my head , it did in fact land on my scope (only 3 feet from me!) at same spot , while I was hawkwatching....once again confirming hawkwatching is not exactly an aerobic vocation.
The true highlight was the Eastern Coyote, that was digging at the edge of the field:
|A handsome dog!|
|as it discovers my presence|
|retreating to cover|
Later a Porcupine showed in the field!
|waddling across the field at full "steam"|
|taking a brief pause before entering the woods.|