The Broad Winged-Hawks we saw back on May 20th are nesting down the road from our house. I hear them frequently, and have seen both of them several times in the same area - a clearing at the power lines where they probably have good hunting. They are constantly calling to one another: loud, shrill shrieks. Last weekend, walking back from the Lake Wicwas Association meeting we followed them a long ways down our road as they flew along the road from tree to tree.
Saturday morning, I found them again, with one of the sitting in the open on a wire.
By following the sound of the calls I was able to locate its make, perched on a tree branch at the edge of clearing.
I watched until they flew off, one after the other; it's surprizing how quicking they alight, and how difficult it is get a picture.
Down closer to the ground, a lot of rain recently has started the mushrooms growing rapidly. There should be many to see over the month or two.