I’ve decided to share my fall birding each Saturday during my 31 days of embracing the fall season series. Hopefully, it will get me back into the bird-watching habit.
I’m starting my fall birding at home but plan to actually get out and do some serious birding during the month.
Our birds except for a few cardinals seemed to have disappeared at some point last night. However, the fall weather has called them back.
I started hearing our little Carolina wren again. He’s back in his brush pile in the neighbor’s yard (and as hard as ever to capture with the camera!).
First Fall Birding Pictures
All summer, my birding attempts to capture a bluejay on camera fell short. Until now.
Interestingly, I was just reading in the XPLOR For Kids, a magazine from the Missouri Department of Conservation, about how blue jays collect and bury acorns in the fall. It certainly explains why they’ve been hanging out in the neighbor’s oak trees.
*If you live in Missouri and don’t already, I can’t encourage you enough to subscribe for free to the Missouri Conservation Magazine and/or get the XPLOR magazine for kids. If you are out-of-state, you can also subscribe for a pretty nominal fee. It’s one of my favorite magazines.
The next bird I spotted outside my door was this speckled robin.
He seems to arrive every fall. Lots of robins seem to gather around here each fall. I was watching a group of them harass a few of our many squirrels just a few minutes ago.
The last bird photo I have to share is a bit out of focus. It was an accidental shot where I was simply trying to use the zoom lens on the camera to see what kind of bird was in the neighbor’s tree. This brown thrasher having a berry in his mouth when the camera went off was pure luck. I wish I’d have known so I could have worked on focusing the camera but then I may have missed the shot entirely. Editing helped some but unfortunately, I don’t have the skills or even know if it’s possible to edit in focus.
I’ll be linking this posts and the future birding posts up with the Bird Depot posts hosted by Anni from I’d Rather B Birdin’.