As I bike along the dyke, a sudden movement behind me caught my attention. It was a cat...with something in its mouth. A bird? As I quickly took out my camera, the cat already crossed the trail and headed towards someone's home.
I believe the prey was a Red-winged Blackbird from the initial looks of it.
I guess this homely cat still got its animal instincts!
It was good to see old familiar animals again, like mallards and this Great Blue Heron.This male just perched on top of the dead tree and drumming loudly on it every 3 minutes or so, and then looking around. I wonder what was the purpose of that? Territory, perhaps.
Maybe it was the experience I gained this summer, but I am quite interested in cavity nesters now, such as this Northern Flicker.