Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Fall Fever


                                                              Eastern Meadowlark


                                                             Double-crested Cormorant

                                                           Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                    Roosting Double-crested Cormorants


                                                                Northern Mockingbird


                                                                  Male Monarch

partly cloudy/0800-0930/50s/15-20 mph winds

These were Sunday morning's shots.  Saturday was a very dark day, a complete washout.
I considered myself fortunate to see the Eastern Meadowlark, which s getting to be more rare.  It is a ground nester and with Dow and Monsanto's targeting, it could well become a bird of the past.  According to the older area residents, they had once been very prevalent birds in the welcoming fields.