Monday, December 21, 2015

The Northern Reaches Boasts Visions of Joy for the Holiday Season


                                                         Yellow-rumped Warbler(Fall)


                                                                Slate-colored Junco


                                                                   Red Fox Sparrow


                                                                Northern Mockingbird


0730-1005 hrs./42-43 degrees F/partly cloudy/15 mph wind gusts

Not quite as chilly today, but it was cool, nonetheless.  However, The Northern Reaches were filled with song and merriment.  It was plays time for all the Yellow-rumped Warblers, half a dozen Slate-colored Juncos, a Red Fox Sparrow, the Northern Mockingbird, a couple of Blue Jays, several American Robins, a Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Brown Thrasher, Downy Woodpecker, and whatever else I might have missed.  I was thrilled to find a living Red Fox Sparrow, as the last one had died in flight a couple of months ago.  As you can see, it is a beautiful bird, worth
having as a picture.

Let's see what tomorrow brings!