Sunday, October 18, 2009

October birds

For the past few days, the fields here in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania have been filled with sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Most of the sparrows are Song, White-throated, and Field, but there have also been Chipping, Lincoln's, and Swamp Sparrows.

Swamp Sparrow

There have been about 50 Yellow-rumps throughout the field across from the house. These cheery, drab warblers are, unfortunately, a sign of the end of the year. Although most other warbler species have left, there are still a few stragglers including this Nashville Warbler that popped up today:

There were also good numbers of raptors today. Lots of Red-tailed Hawks starting to move, as well as many Sharp-shinned Hawks. Happy October and enjoy the fall colors!

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