Tag Archives: Fall Migration

~A White Headed American Robin

This white-headed American Robin was a recent visitor to our yard; its only interest seemed to be, drinking water from a bird bath. It appeared very skittish.

A White-headed American Robin
A White-headed American Robin

 I was glad to see it had a friend to keep it company.

An Odd Couple
An Odd Couple

Keep your feeders full during these fall months:

Please be aware that migrating birds need food and water to help them along their long journey. Some travel thousands of miles during migration and need the extra help in consuming needed calories. Keeping your bird feeders out and full of food is a tremendous help. Migrating birds require a lot of energy, which comes from the foods they consume along their migration path.

I saw, for the first time in a long time, a Pink-Sided Junco eating at one of my feeders today. I enjoyed seeing this little bird, which is one of my favorites. How many favorites can a person have? {grins}.

Also, this morning there were several others eating at the various feeders in my yard: Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Spotted Towhee, Western Scrub Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Robin, Morning Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove and Blue Jay.

The hummingbirds that were so entertaining just a week ago, as they fought for food, and probably just for the pure joy of it, have decided to head south. Sad as it is to see them go, go they must. I am glad they stopped by my yard to refuel for several days. Perhaps we will see a few more as they migrate through (the feeders are out and ready).

Happy Birding!

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Saturday’s Critters, #94