Sunday, October 10, 2010

Where's the water?

Woke up this morning to find a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the bird bath asking "Where's the water"?

Yellow-rumped Warbler

I quickly filled it up and am glad I did! The birds (mostly Yellow-rumped Warblers) kept it busy all day. Even saw a Cape May Warbler visit it very briefly!

The yard was filled with good birds all day despite the fact the we had a near record high temperature in the high 80's. Saw for the first time in the yard a Swainson's Thrush visiting the poke weed for some berries. Also saw a Palm Warbler (working goldenrod), White-crowned Sparrows and a Red-breasted Nuthatch that visited the peanuts I have put out. A nice, warm fall day off spent in the backyard.


  1. what a great shot, that looks exactly like what he's thinking

  2. This post reminds me of the Arizona birder . . . . . . in 110 degree shade?

  3. Donald - great blog and will follow with envy. Many thanks