September has flown by with busy days and lessening daylight. We had a sorely needed 2" rain over the last couple days along with a major cool front. Temps are dropping, it may dip below 40 degrees by morning. Birds have been feeding actively. Ruby-throats are hitting both the flowers and feeders and getting plumper every day.
They still manage to chase each other. Soon, they'll be well on their way back to Central America, along with the migrating warblers. Black and White and Black-throated Green Warblers have foraged successfully in the pondcypress.
Around 1:00 pm today, a Bay-breasted Warbler stopped in at the bubbler rock and then in the basin for quite a long bath. This male looks so different in fall plumage.
Here is a spring male!
He was soon followed by the Black-throated Green.
Well, it's time to get out the layers and get a nice quiche in the oven!