An early Fall?

By , October 1, 2011 9:45 pm

Harris's and White-crowned Sparrows taken 10/1/11

We have had an early beginning to the heating season this year. We had our first frost on Sept 15th.  Last year the first frost wasn’t until October 3rd.  September also had very warm days, reaching 88 on Sept 9 and 10.  Still it seems like an early fall. The leaves are maxing out a few days early.  Some of the birds seem early. We saw a Junco in Randall on Wednesday.  Today we had a Harris’s Sparrow today and we had a White-crowned Sparrow both yesterday and today. We haven’t been here long enough to have much of a track record.  Does than mean an early winter?  The next few weeks will settle that question.

One Response to “An early Fall?”

  1. Shawnne says:

    I am in awe of the beautiful migrating sparrows we are getting, all within 2 days. The Harris Sparrow gets my vote for being the most attractive. Nice to see the Juncos back again as well. Our weather has fluctuated between warm days and cold mornings. Soon the other shoe will drop and we’ll get rain & colder weather. Hoping to see some good ducks on the lake this Fall as well. Early winter? I feel maybe by a week or two. That’s just my guess.

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