Saturday, October 13, 2012
October 13, 2012 Fall Greys & Gloom
One thing fun about fall, after the color is gone, is the other color....that of the birds migrating through. Having been a bird watcher all my life, I always enjoy seeing who is coming and going. This week, a pair of eastern bluebirds has graced us with their presence. They are neat birds. Of course, there are about 50 bluejays around. They are pretty, but can they pack away the seeds, or what?! The odd hawks are going through also, giving chase to someone or another regularly. I have even found, much to Toby's dismay, a few grouse back on the trails that have been gotten by hawks. He is never impressed to find a fresh kill someone else made, and he missed out on. We have had a huge flock of rusty blackbirds around for a couple of weeks now, adding grackles the last few days. I haven't seen a yellow-headed blackbird in a while tho. Purple finches are back. The always present chickadees and red-breasted nuthatches are busy. The chipmunk is still busily packing off anything he can get his mouth on for his winter supply. Yes, it is a busy place around here.
With that, I guess I will go get inspired! :)