My wife noticed we had a little hummingbird flitting around the blossoms on a backyard plant. Most hummingbirds here show up only during migration time. This is a huge contrast with our time in southern California, when we had a resident group who lived in a large pine tree. These birds regularly dived to night-blooming jasmine and at one another. It was great to see a little migrant here last night.
As I drove in the alley last night towards the street, I saw a medium-sized hawk standing on a neighbor's wooden fence. As I pulled closer, I realized it had a bird in its talons--I thought it was a dove at the time, but now wonder if it was a mockingbird. As the hawk saw me approach, he turned, and took flight, bird in hand.