We have a small gathering of birds each morning and evening at our house. Feeding time I suppose. We have a few feeders and enough flowers to attract most of the common flyers and now and then an oriole or jay will come by. Often enough we'll see a hawk of some sort circling overhead but nothing like that yesterday evening while I was reading* in the back yard. There was enough activity last evening that I pulled out my D800, slapped on the 70-300mm and sat back waiting for the cover of Birding magazine to perch close by and perform some rare avian behavior. Having no clue what rare avian behavior looks like I just photographed whatever flew by or posed interestingly and long enough for a picture.
Crow Ballet in monochrome
Far off Oriole
Close by Oriole
*Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez for the curious