Eagles, owls, ospreys, hawks and others. Bald eagles are tending babies in their nests. Great horned owl babies are hatching out. Barred owls and ospreys are beginning to nest. Red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks and American woodcocks may be seen diving and soaring while performing their amazing aerial courtships.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is next weekend, Feb. 14-17. To participate, visit gbbc.birdcount.org.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon is full on Saturday night — the "Bony Moon," as the Cherokee peoples called February's full moon. Venus is low in the west just after dark and sets about two hours later. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are low in the east about two hours before dawn.