Activity 3. I visited a wetlands area today and spotted a brown duck. Merlin indicated it might be a female Mallard or Gadwall. Then I saw it dive and stay submerged for a surprising long time, so I beleive it to be a female Redhead. I observed Lesser Goldfinch eating seeds on a plant, and Gambels Quail picking seeds off the ground.
Hi Elizabeth. I love raptors too! I have multiple feeders and bird baths in my backyard and I am hoping it will attract raptors. My husband and I attended a raptor show and ended up building a Kestrel nest box and putting it up in a tree, but no one has used it. We are in a small town in northern AZ. Perhaps they prefer more remote areas!
I did get to see a large hawk getting a drink at the bird bath, but it was only there for an instant, I couldn't ID it. Maybe I'll try the Merlin app that I installed, it is awesome!