September, it's a wrap! 9-30-21

October 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

The last day of September began with wispy cirrus clouds and filtered sun. Lovely!

 

9-22-21 FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet9-22-21 FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9-24-21 Red-eyed Vireo immature9-24-21 Red-eyed Vireo immature 9-23-21 Magnolia Warbler9-23-21 Magnolia Warbler

 

The first of fall Ruby-crowned Kinglet came in on, what else, the first day of Fall, 9-22-21. An immature Red-eyed Vireo visited the bubbler for the first time. Look closely, it has brown eyes, thus it is a first year bird. Magnolia Warblers have been around the last week, too.

 

9-28-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird9-28-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9-28-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird9-28-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9-30-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird9-30-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9-30-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird9-30-21 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

 

A young male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has come in to bathe two days. It has one little red feather below its right eye, so I'm quite sure this is the same bird. It perched and preened in the smooth hydrangea before going back to the jewelweed. 

 

9-28-21 Northern Parula and American Goldfinch9-28-21 Northern Parula and American Goldfinch 9-28-21 Northern Parula and American Goldfinch9-28-21 Northern Parula and American Goldfinch

9-28-21 Northern Parula9-28-21 Northern Parula

 

A female Northern Parula had a bit of trouble getting to the water, the American Goldfinch wasn't having it. It looked at the basin and decided to come back later and it had the place all to itself. Listen for the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Crows and other birds in the background. 

 

9-28-21 Northern Parula in the bubbleNorthern Parula's bubble bath

 

Now, wasn't that fun! 

 

9-30-21 Northern Parula9-30-21 Northern Parula 9-30-21 Northern Parula9-30-21 Northern Parula

 

A strongly marked male Northern Parula was at the bubbler on this last day, 9-30-21. The white belly is much more pronounced when it's all fluffed out!

 

9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler 9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler

 

Black-throated Green Warblers have been easy to find, foraging in the viburnums and golden currant.

  9-28-21 Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warblers9-28-21 Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warblers 9-28-21 Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warbler9-28-21 Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warbler 9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler9-28-21 Black-throated Green Warbler

 

Black-throated Greens are also frequent visitors to the water features, along with Tennessee Warblers.

 

9-28-21 Nashville Warbler9-28-21 Nashville Warbler 9-28-21 Nashville Warbler and Eurasian Tree Sparrow9-28-21 Nashville Warbler and Eurasian Tree Sparrow

 

A little Nashville Warbler studied the dripper before going in, and then was joined by a Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

 

9-28-21 Coooper's Hawk9-28-21 Coooper's Hawk

 

An adult Cooper's Hawk got in a late dip one evening.

 

9-30-21 FOS Blue-headed Vireo9-30-21 FOS Blue-headed Vireo

 

Our first of Fall Blue-headed Vireo showed up on this last day of the month, too.

 

9-30-12 Two Red-breasted Nuthatches9-30-12 Two Red-breasted Nuthatches

 

I saw a bluish-backed bird flitting around the sump puddle and on closer inspection, there were two female Red-breasted Nuthatches there, getting quick sips of water.

 

9-30-21 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher9-30-21 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

 

Another Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was busy in the woodland. Now, it's on to the last quarter of the year with October's arrival!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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