Friday, September 10, 2021

Not Sure Where To Look Next?

Fall migration has begun in the northern hemisphere and the weather is becoming more pleasant. The next thing to decide is where do I look for birds. I guess the answer would be anywhere and everywhere. I found a Green Heron in a flooded field (above). 
There was also several shorebirds like this yellowlegs hiding in the tall grass.
Of course, we always need to be looking up. In this case I found a nuthatch which are with us year round but the Broad-winged Hawks are starting to pass through  as we speak. I am looking forward to the formation of kettles and plan to make a visit to an established hawk-watching site. To me, though, finding a large kettle of hawks passing over your yard is the biggest thrill!

1 comment:

Val Ewing said...

I do look forward to fall for the bird migration though we don't get the variety you do...or maybe I am not looking in the right places.
I used to see more varieties when I worked along the Mississippi River.