Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
We've been heading to the coast most weekends, but there is still time for some birding at home.
Least Bell's Vireo
Hooded orioles eating cactus fruit
Red-shouldered hawk at the bubbler
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
We stayed home! Chris had been seeing a Wilson's warbler visiting the bath during the week, so that was enticing enough to keep Mike housebound Saturday. We sat outside and waited for the birds to come to us. Such a nice day - not too hot for most of it. Sometimes we just get a feeling in the air that an unusual bird will drop by. Today we had that feeling, and our hunch was correct. Our infrequent visitors, the nutmeg mannikins, came by. We also had an orange crowned warbler hanging around. Does this mean fall is creeping up on us? Maybe so, but it's still hot enough that the water features seem to be the biggest attractant bringing in the birds.