July 21, 2016

Young jackrabbits near tame, one of them has red-tinted legs and a red cape of fur over the shoulders.

More Spotted Sandpiper, today’s visitor still in beautiful breeding plumage. Undeniably then, shorebirds are moving south already and Western Tanagers, too, must be newly down from the neighboring high mountain forests and themselves are following the call to Mexico and Central America. The first of those “Autumn” (it’s not even August yet!) birds picks at hackberry fruit in the magnificent old tree at The Stockpond.