Summer out winter in!

A nice bright start to the weekend was greeted by the arrival of the first Dark-eyed Juncos of the fall. The juncos are with us all winter so this is a sign that all is changing despite the mild temperatures. The pits were not bouncing but the pocket wood by the football pitch car park had Magnolia and Black-throated Blue Warbler and its own compliment of juncos.  On a whim I dropped into part of Bordelais Bog and spent the next 1.5 hours sifting through a very active warbler flock containing Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Magnolia, Myrtle (finally), Nashville, Black-throated Green and Tennessee warblers, plus Blue-headed and Red-eyed Vireo. The majority of the flock was made up of lots of Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets.

I managed a few shots but the birds were feeding very actively, not surprising considering the long journey that lies ahead for most. If the predicted rain arrives overnight tomorrow could be pretty good too.

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