Western Screech Owl
So...while getting our land ready to cultivate, we have had some wonderful animal visitors! In the late spring we saw some turkeys on the land and then in early July there was a Western Screech Owl hanging out on a perch on the backside of the house. We also saw a large barn owl on a few occasions flying down to the creek in the back yard at dusk. There were also many sightings of the Red-shouldered Hawk, we seem to hear or see it almost every day. We have numerous Anna's Hummingbirds living in the Eucalyptus tree and dining from our feeders. This winter, we have also been visited by the Red-Breasted Sapsucker, such a pretty woodpecker.
This summer and into early fall we saw on numerous occasions a young bobcat roaming our land. One night, as we sat outside watching the sunset, we got a chance to watch the bobcat stalk and pounce on prey in the back field. It was such a great experience.
As the seasons come and go, I'm sure we will get familiar and new visitors to our farm. We will try to keep our list and photos updated with the animal visitors we have.