As always, I continue to be amazed by things I see every day, and I continue to keep a camera close.
I was out on my bike and rode into some sort of commotion. Apparently there was a family of hawks, at least four, maybe more. They were flying between utility wires, poles, and nearby trees, all the while calling in voices that sounded more like screams.
I came home from my bike ride just before sunset. For the last couple nights we have been hearing very strange sounds from the woods, like whistles. It starts just before sunset and continues for a short while until it’s dark. My neighbors explained that it’s cicadas, and you only hear them for a short time at this time of year.
I took this video at the end of my street. It’s mainly for the sound, but I also panned back and forth in the woods, zoomed down to the pink bananas, and then back towards our house.
And, as I’m writing here, the desk lizard is still on the job.