This Red-tail Hawk has been calling, calling, calling the past few days. Scrreek scrreek scrreek! I saw it make an unsuccessful attempt at capturing a songbird in the front garden.
It looks fierce, but it is a juvenile trying to learn to hunt for itself, and apparently having a tough time.
There it goes.In other wildlife activity, something knocked a full jar of koi food off the patio table and ate it all.
I got a plastic jar for the koi food, and make sure its on the wall shelf and not on the patio table.
In the neighborhood, Tarantula Hawks on a rush milkweed (Asclepias subulata). Tarantula Hawks act as pollinators for this plant, benefiting not only rush milkweed, but also Monarch Butterflies. No benefit to Tarantulas.
Tarantula hawks belong to any of the many species in the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis.
Wild or not? A neighbor's cat, formerly feral, now somewhat tame. Loves the neighbors, wants me to Go Away.
Death ray stare:
Wild and not--at home.