Warblers and Kinglets

By , September 17, 2011 11:10 am

 

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler seen in May 2011

We are in mid September now. The weather has been close to normal, if one only looks at the means, but the highs and lows have been on the extreme side.  We had a hot day of 88 on 9/10.  We had our first frost on 9/15/11. Last year our first below freezing day was on October 2. With that frost, the Hummingbirds are gone and we have put the nectar feeder away for the season.  We saw our last Hummer on 9/11/11.  So, it is Fall for real now. We are burning oil and waiting for the migrating birds.

This week we saw a Nashville Warbler, a Tennessee Warbler, a  Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. (The Nashville photo is from May 2011, the image from 2 days ago is poor.)  Our first Junco’s should show up in ten days or so.  Given the sudden cool weather it may be earlier. 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet seen on 9/15/11

One Response to “Warblers and Kinglets”

  1. Shawnne says:

    I find it exciting that the Yellow-rumped Warblers are migrating through the past 2 days. They are absolutely delightful! I also look forward to the return of the Dark-eyed Juncos and also the migrating ducks. We’ve had a few but the majority have yet to arrive!

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