Feel the chill in the air? See those leaves changing? These are signs of autumnal onset in the Northern Hemisphere. If you live in the United States, you’ve probably noticed a more reliable indicator: an insidious aggregation of Halloween candy and costumes in every single retail store. Scary! What will you be doing on this first weekend of October? Will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
Charlie and I will both be too busy with various projects and responsibilities to spare birds more than a passing glance. Such a state of affairs is sad indeed from a birding perspective but fortunately Corey will be picking up the slack. He’s got a car this weekend and he’s raring to use it to chase down any rarity in his radius. Let him know if you spot anything special on the eastern seaboard!
Keep your eyes to the skies for migrating shorebirds like these Wilson’s Snipe out of Ottawa NWR in Ohio