Just prior to leaving for lunch today, I had a nice Pine Warbler in the tree out front. It didn't stay long....
After receiving a tip from a birding friend, I headed out to attempt to add an American Kestrel to my bird list. Success! I saw a pair of them quite close, but before I was even out of the car, they flew off and perched on distant trees. Still, I had good looks with my binoculars and also got to watch them in flight several times. The light was terrible for photos, and it was sprinkling rain most of the time, so forgive the poor photos.
American Kestrel (male)
I walked a bit across the field and noticed about 8-10 Savannah Sparrows foraging in dried grassy areas. Most of them flew off, but one was bold and stayed for a photo shoot.
On the way home, I spotted some Cedar Waxwings eating the remaining fruit on what I assume to be a crabapple tree. I can't believe that last year's fruit is still edible! Again, the light is terrible, but they are one of my favorite birds, so I just had to stop! I was actually able to get quite close, but these trees are right next to a very busy intersection, and a noisy truck came through and flushed them.