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Well, I feel better

October 8, 2020

We have been doing our daily walk and nature study at the nearby Nature Center and have been somewhat flummoxed of late. But Bird Dog at Maggie’s Farm has summed it up well . . .

“I’m not sure about the rest of the world, but North America has lots of warblers. They come up north in May to breed, and head back to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America in September and October. 

“You really need to be an expert to identify them without their springtime migration breeding colors. They mostly look like the photo, or otherwise nondescript. All around my gardens for the past few weeks.”

We regularly enjoy a variety of wildlife – mainly birds – in this oasis of nature within a suburban setting. Sightings include a bald eagle, osprey, red-tailed hawk (he’s a neighbor), green heron, great blue herons, belted kingfisher, downy and hairy woodpeckers, red headed woodpecker, chickadees, phoebes, goldfinches, red winged blackbirds, catbirds, as well as the myriad robins, mourning doves, cardinals and jays.

In the spring we delighted in the little, colorful warblers, but this autumn is dominated by LBBs – the little brown birds (wait, is that one yellow?) that Bird Dog referred to above.

We always see something interesting.

2 comments

  1. We’ve been enjoying the kinglets here. Both red- and yellow-crested. Enjoy your bird watching!


  2. I agree, kinglets are special. Enjoy!



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