Today, though, will not be one of those days. Birding in the haze not only clouds our vision such that seeing birds at a distance becomes more challenging, but also makes birding slow for us. We expect few birds on days like these, and generally find few as well. Despite the poor weather, we have been able to turn up a few new arrivals here and there.
|Monday we found this damp American Redstart in the company of a Warbling Vireo we banded over a week ago.|
|Burrowing Owls have finally arrived on the island, and we captured and banded one individual so far.|
|Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the Lighthouse|
|It has been an amazing year for Red-breasted Nuthatches here.|
|One of our first Golden-crowned Sparrows of the fall.|
|Another first of fall bird and arrival in the fog, I found this Varied Thrush late in the day.|
|Even through the dense fog, this Common Raven is unmistakable.|