Birds are on the move.
Fall migration must be happening. Just this week I am seeing small flocks of birds in the yard, which weren’t here during the summer months – Robins, House Sparrows, and Black Birds.
American Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Red-Shafted Flicker, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Black-Capped Chickadee, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mourning Dove, Bushtit, Blue Jay, House Finches, Common Nighthawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird
OoO-These tiny hummingbirds need to get going. I have enjoyed feeding and watching them all summer.
There are lots of web-sites that track the Hummingbird’s spring and fall migration. Here is one that is gearing up to track their fall migration. Journey North
Here is another one with color-coded, migration maps and great information on the Hummingbirds. Hummingbird Central
OoO-Of course my Western Scrub Jay is still around.
OoO-For the last several days, I have observed this young Spotted Towhee feeding at the feeders. He/She is maturing nicely. It was looking pretty scraggly in its young feathers. Not a good photo, but you can see the colors starting to come in.
Fall is coming. Take some time to enjoy the birds in your area and be on the lookout for ones passing through. If you can, assist the Hummingbirds on their way south by putting out feeders.