Monday, August 23, 2010
A Migration has Begun
Has our property finally been considered part of "the highway" by birds? After eleven years of growing bird friendly plants, having water features, three hummingbird feeders and two year round feeders...we think, today was a highlight in our bird and garden experience. Above, this Nuthatch is in water heaven...!
The back yard was alive like it has never been before...birds alighted on the outside table, chairs, every conceivable seed carrying flower, and besides that, they jockeyed for first place at the above water feature. Warblers were flitting, American Gold Finches were glinting, and the stray Grackle (a sure sign of pilgrimage here) wanted first place at the feeder. Blue Jays were complaining, but strangely..no crows or ravens. Oh to truly know the way of birds.
The "Newfs" are surely coming south! (summer Newfoundland birds going south to avoid the winter))). I am sure there were at least eight hummingbirds today, when we usually have one family.
So, in anticipation of more migration tomorrow....I will keep the binoculars handy!