Well we made it to the Hummer House yesterday. What a beautiful day for birding it was. Saw a good collection of birds, but not as plentiful as there will be in a couple of weeks. We did see a Painted Bunting, among others, but the highlight of the day was seeing the Red-shouldered Hawk nest. This hawk is not common for this area as it mostly resides to the east of here.
I hope to make more trips there so I can see the progress of the young ones after they have hatched. I have posted some of my photos here for your enjoyment. I am rather proud of them. One image shows the hawk on the nest, the others are two images of he or she in a nearby tree.
In other news Susanne Johnson reported 25 White-faced Ibises are (or were) at the water treatment ponds down in Eldorado, plus some other water and shore birds. Jodie Wolslager sent me a photo of about 25 Yellow-headed Blackbirds that she saw near the country club. I had personally never seen such a large flock of those beautiful birds. I may venture out that way later this evening to see if I can find them. Also Sue Oliver sent me a photo of a Greater Roadrunner that she took near her house.