I spent many mornings standing under a bottle brush tree along a fence waiting for the eagles in my neighborhood to wake up. I would go for a long walk and then ride my bike over to the nest with my camera and wait for the parents to bring in food. I saw a lot of other birds there as well. A kestral was there on the wires every time I came to take pictures. In the beginning he was very skittish and would fly away when I walked up but after a month he started getting a little closer. One morning I caught him eating a cricket.
A phoebe hung out in the reeds along the utility area beyond the fence. He was there most of February and March.
One morning a hawk landed in a tree nearby. I thought he was going to catch something when he flew to the ground but he took off empty handed.
The moon was still up early one morning.
Early in April on a cloudy morning there were two swallow tail kites that flew far up overhead.
One morning a turkey cruised by.
The usual annoying birds were always there, mockinbirds and blue jays.
A mallard flew by.
I was out there right before sundown one day and got to watch the beautiful sunset. That’s a bat box on the stick. Sometimes I could hear them sqweaking in there.