I found this adult bobcat and one half-grown cat long the railroad tracks east of town this morning, 11-26-15. This is the first bobcat that’s posed for me since 2012. Nice cat, to the extent that they can be nice.
This year I’ve noticed an invasion of Brewer’s sparrows. The last several years there have been very few, if any of these guys. Also, more than the usual numbers of vesper and chipping sparrows. While at the same time, Savannah sparrow numbers are way low.
I started seeing red crossbills last week. Mainly in my yard and a few at the railroad station. This morning early I spotted a flock of 5 female-types flying overhead, seemingly hawking for bugs and making an odd flight call. Later about 8 males showed up at my water features and in the junipers and pines near my yard. They’ve been at my water off and on all morning.