Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fall migration is upon us


Yes, it's that time of year on the East Coast, with warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and grosbeaks flooding back through, on their way south after (we hope) a successful breeding season.

These birds can be confusing to identify sometimes, scruffy looking juveniles and warblers in fall colors that look nothing like what they looked like when we saw them a few short months ago in May.

There's no mistaking this male Baltimore Oriole, however. Warren found him on a walkabout at Milford Mill Park in ... Baltimore.

To celebrate the change of seasons, Birdcouple has spruced up the blog a bit. Scroll down the right-hand bar, and you will see a new Public Service Announcement for the Duck Stamp, as well as an "Eye in the Sky" award conferred upon us by the good folks at Perky Pet birdfeeders. They liked Warren's shot of a rare Maryland Swallow-Tailed Kite.

Happy September, and good birding out there.

- Birdcouple

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