An update to Summer and a disappointing Fall

By , October 18, 2016 12:16 am
Black and White Warbler 8/9/2016

Black and White Warbler 8/9/2016

I’ve been lax in keeping up this blog. The biggest issue is a camera. My old camera died and my replacement is just barely adequate. So, this has been the first post for quite a while.

Every year is different and yet it is the same. Whenever I do the number, we see about the same each year. Still the migrations seasons have been mediocre. Our lake still hasn’t recovered since someone cut all the small trees down in 2012. The Fall of 2016 has been disappointing. Not very many Warblers, no Thrushes at all, so far no Duck, Geese or Swans. I wonder where the little birds have gone.

Great Crest Flycather 7/2/201

Great Crest Flycatcher 7/2/2016

We also had several appearances of the Scarlet Tanager.

Scarlet Tanager 8/29/16

Scarlet Tanager 8/29/16










We had some wonderful birds.

The Black and White Warbler came by a few times and I was lucky enough to get a photo. The July 4th party at hour neighbors upset the Great Crested Flycatcher enough that it hung around our yard and I got the best photos I ever had of them.

In the last few days we’ve seen both the Harris’s Sparrow and the Fox Sparrow, and got decent photos of them. They are the highlight of our Fall.

Fox Sparrow 10/17/16

Fox Sparrow 10/17/16

Harris's Sparrow 10/17/16

Harris’s Sparrow 10/17/16

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