Sunday, October 5, 2008

More signs of winter...

I went out east of town for a couple hours today, looking for geese. Didn't have much luck with the geese, (only found a couple Cacklers with the Canadas) but I did find a few season firsts - Rough-legged Hawk, Bufflehead, and Tundra Swan. 244 Tundras to be exact! Pipits were wandering in largeish flocks, along with some Horned Larks and a few Lapland Longspurs. Crows were also flocking, with some flocks of 300+ birds! Good numbers of ducks around despite hunters' efforts to shoot them all, although most of them are pretty far out or in sheltered areas. I also found a fairly late Black-billed Cuckoo, still hanging around Pumpkin Point where it has been since the spring.

A few fall pics from my yard this afternoon:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dearest best first grandson David,
wonderful account and great photos esp of falls, TO in artistic form and of course birds and fall scenes.
love your grandpa Dieter