Sunday, October 11, 2015

Migratory movement is Still Medium-High

                                                             Male American Kestrel

                                                         Immature Blue-winged Teal

                                                           Migratory American Avocets

                                                   Migratory Double-crested Cormorants

                                                                   American Coot

                                                           Immature Great Blue Heron

                                                                  Tufted Titmouse

                                                                 Carolina Chickadee

Double-crested Cormorant

Nashville Warbler

56-77 degrees F/0730-1050 hrs./clear skies/15 mph wind gusts

Migratory movement is medium high with a great deal of guests gracing our skies.  Hawks
are also moving through the area, yet we still have plenty of resident birds.  While looking
at a large group of Turkey Vultures, my attention was drawn even higher by my binoculars to
discover a Broad-winged Hawk, which is relatively rare in this area.  What few birds are left 
won't be around too much longer, yet we still have some oddball stragglers still coming through
the area like Bell's Vireo, the Orchard Oriole, Dickcissel, and a few others still winging their 
way south.  There are even a few earlier arrivals, and this year, nothing will really hold true to 
form.  There will still be plenty of activity that awaits, and many more birds yet to arrive, so
sit tight and enjoy the migratory ride.