Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Nature Notes: Active birds and changes continue
I guess the birds must be getting ready for winter because they are out in full force and busier than ever.
The carolina wren was moving her head up and down so I was surprised I got any shots that weren't blurry. I zoomed in and kept clicking as fast as I could and about one third of the shots actually turned out pretty well.
The woods are still mostly green but I've noticed increasing changes in the neighborhood.
The green below is the oak tree in front of my house and the fall foliage is from the dogwood and tulip tree.
There are a hand full of leaves on the oaks in my yard which are changing but most are green. The dogwoods have reached their full fall color and the cherry trees, sweet gums, and maples are pretty far along. There are so many oak trees where I live that having them be much later in terms of changing to fall colors makes our peak fall color come later.
The seed head above is from my rudbeckia (black eyed susan). Most of my flowers have gone to seed.
I love the plumes on grasses and even the change to yellow of the blades as they die back for winter. The female cardinal below was having a nice soak in the afternoon sun.
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