one day last november a rare (a first for california) gray hawk was spotted in our town. it seemed to be taking up residence in a field nearby our own home. like a scene from a favorite movie, the big year (even if you don't have an interest in birding, it's a wonderful film!) birders from all over the state and country gathered in roads and fields here, with long lenses and spotting scopes, hoping to get a glimpse of the wayward raptor. we've seen it, but haven't gotten any photos yet. yesterday i decided to try my luck and went for a walk through the salt marsh and beach, with my camera to see what i could see...(no, it wasn't to be, no gray hawk sightings, but something equally exciting!)...
hee hee, see? a fox! i found the fox that lives in the marsh! he doesn't see me
seabirds, pelicans and egrets
hummingbirds and black phoebes
green-winged teals and more dabbling and diving ducks
a cooper's hawk, fantastic mr. fox and one heart stone was found.
it was a very good day.
and now the winners of the classic cable knit giveaway! random number generator chose:
~ william (susan)
~ connie k.
~ karen tsutsumida
~ and eidolons
congratulations everyone! thank you christina! winners please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and i will forward your information to christina so you may receive your pattern.