The winter season at Tanque Verde Wash brings new looks. It's wintery in places, yet because there is water in the creek there is also lush vegetation. Winter warblers like the Yellow Rump and Orange Crown abound. There is the occasional Black Throated Gray --- even the Black and White and Northern Parula sometimes find their way to the Wash.
Regardless of what is found, it is a beautiful and peaceful hike that sometimes brings surprises like a Bobcat or a Coyote or a Cooper's Hawk that is sitting in or near the water. Such was the case yesterday when Christine and I hiked the Wash. There was a strikingly beautiful adult Cooper's Hawk.
Here are a few photos: