As we enter the latter half of August, most of us probably feel like we’re speeding out of a very special season while speeding towards another season perhaps equally as special. Just try to enjoy the journey!
Ever since I moved to this neighborhood, a local cat–clearly owned but allowed to roam free–has included my yard as part of its territory. This weekend, our resident House Wren emitted some sort of hissing rattle that unnerved the feline enough to chase it away. Clearly, every house needs a wren! Corey was camping at Fahnestock State Park in Putnam County, New York this weekend and he heard a nice duet of Great Horned Owls in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday. Such a sound easily propelled the owls to Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.
How about you? What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.
Three resident Red-breasted Nuthatches at our feeder. I think the pair is now trying to get their baby to leave. And I just noticed that Chestnut-backed Chickadees have blue legs and feet. Well, bluish-gray.