Friday, October 07, 2011

October Calm

Yellow-rumped Warbler

It's been mostly Yellow-rumps now, but we're still seeing a few exciting species like Cape May, Black-throated Green, and Black-throated Blue Warbers at Pheasant Branch. Extremely mild weather and southern winds have stalled migration, but White-throated Sparrows continue to arrive in prodigious numbers. When the next cold front moves in, it should push lingering neotropical migrants southward. After a mixed-flock of songbirds moved through the creek corridor this morning, I went to Owen Park and spent the remainder of my time before work photographing stunning fall colors:

All images © 2011 Mike McDowell


  1. Fall is such a fantastic time of year. I can never get over the intense red of October sumacs.