It was the end of March and the late baby eagles in my neighborhood were still not flying yet.
I heard Mom screaming and realized that another juvenile (from the nest at the other end of the neighborhood) was cruising over the nest and trying to land. Mom chased off the intruder and landed back on the nest tower. The nest far over on the other end of the neighborhood was several weeks ahead of this nest. Those babies were already flying and this one came looking for an extra meal.
After the intruder left Mom sat there and screamed for a while. I guess she was calling for her mate. The mate flew in and they both sat there for a few minutes. They were on the other end of the tower and it’s was tough to see both of them together.
All of a sudden they started mating. I’ve read that they stress mate even while they still have babies.
After the eagles calmed down I started looking around and saw this woodpecker with a snack on the fence.
A great crested flycatcher and a palm warbler landed in the trees I was sitting under.
I heard some screaming and realized some monk parakeets had flown into the bottle brush trees next to the fence. They were eating the seed off the brushes.
Across the field a squirrel was eating what looked like a big mushroom.