Late this afternoon I went out for about 1 1/2 hours not really expecting to see much but was pleasantly surprised. Quite a few birds out searching for their evening meal. Blackberries are beginning to rippen and the ripe ones were getting eaten. A few more days most should be ready.
For the second time this week, I heard the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. This afternoon, it flew close by and yes, right to where I was shooting into the sun. It will stay in the area for the summer so hopefully I will get another close encounter in good lighting.