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Normally I would not post the following photo due to quality, but as I passed one of the bedroom windows enroute to a better vantage point, it was a wow moment for me: a Northern Flicker and a Robin followed by many moments when multiple birds gathered at the fountain, flying in and out and with only the apparent desire for water. Even the bully Steller's Jay did not bark as the robin/s partook of drink. The Purple Finch lingered but the Yellow Finch found their time.
Just as I was about to hit send on this post, there was something that flashed way in the distance, and such excitement on my part as I scrambled to snap before he departed. See if you can find him in the Douglas Fir (center back). It has been many months since we last saw him. What a beauty!
Isn't this a Red-shouldered Hawk? Perhaps someone can positively identify him for us.