Friday, October 12, 2012

Seasons are Changing

Fall is now here in full force. The leaves are changing and falling, the air is cool and crisp and snow has revealed it's white face.  The birds are moving south and the birds of northern states and Canada are now arriving in our state.
Unfortunately, I have been too busy to be able to get out into the field and bird, but I have been enjoying the birds I see as I go about my daily activities. A Cooper's Hawk was harassing a "ball" of starlings the other day, and this marks the 9th month that I have seen this Accipiter.  The murmuration of starlings avoided the Coop from what I could see.  A White-breasted Nuthatch graced me with it's presence at my parents house, and the Dark-eyed Juncos have returned to their yard as well.
That is the catching up of my birding adventures so far this month, and I am hoping to get out into the field to bird again sometime soon!
Happy birding everyone and happy fall!

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