Cleaning the decks, here are a few photos from recent, well daily outings. Comments are with each photo, they are not in any particular order.
Above and below, Eastern Phoebe on Brier Island, 9/24/16, below a Black-and-White Warbler from the same trip.
Hawks were moving over Brier Island, NS but not in the same sort of numbers seen last year. This Red-tailed Hawk was the only one we saw amongst a plethora of Merlins, American Kestrels and Sharp-shinned Hawks.
Currently the default warbler, a Yellow-rumped pauses in the morning sun, below a Northern Parula does likewise.
Song Sparrow above, obviously not flossed this morning. Below a Common Yellowthroat.
The Peregrine above was contemplating a Sanderling snack. Below this Dark-eyed Junco obviously got made up in the dark. Under that a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, yes winter is coming.
Above a Lesser Yellowlegs, below a yard Blue-headed Vireo. Below that a Broad-winged Hawk, one of a total of 16 that passed over the yard in two days.
Blue-winged Teal are arriving, they’ll be off once the banging starts, hopefully. Below a Hermit Thrush checking me out, maybe my pishing was just irresistible.
Next post is a shorebird one. They are coming through Nova Scotia still but in lower numbers so easier to pick through.