Today was one of them. I go to Cosumnes River Preserve about once a week. Some birds I see, I'm sure, are the same ones. Like this juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk. He was quite unconcerned about my presence and moved from tree to tree in the same general area. I probably spent about one hour just standing in one spot enjoying the raptors and shore birds they were buzzing.
My other best bird was this bright yellow Meadowlark. He was by himself in a small marshy area that I walked past. As I crossed the road to enter the wooded area he flew across the road also, perched on a post and sang to me. Or at least it seemed he was singing to me...I did hear a distant Meadowlark answering back. It's amazing to see such colorful plumage in winter.