Yesterday afternoon it was at its usual spot on the telephone wire after being absent during several weeks of bad weather.
Looks like rat (?) might be on the menu tonight.
I’m still working on getting a better picture of this gorgeous bird. Yesterday the light was pretty poor and I had to increase the ISO to 800 in order to get a decent hand-held exposure (of course when you need a tripod you never have it). Regardless, it’s really awesome to see this species so regularly in the Comox Valley. Watch for them as you drive north towards Campbell River.