I love seeing the owls, but sometimes it's best to leave them in peace. There are lots of smaller birds to observe. Curious junco, skittish,- there, then gone.
The mocker was on a hacked off tree trunk watching for bugs.
It swooped down and when I looked again the mocker had morphed to Mr. Squirrel. This took place in one second.
Berry chomping finches
Chickadee also on food hunt
Hermit thrush found food.
All the small birds vanished. The why was obvious. Young redtail.
There were also red bats in the area. Still trying to get pictures.______________________________________