10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020
"Migration" is winding down, and I decided to spend the weekend at the park. I was hoping to run across a Blue-headed Vireo and Orange-crowned Warbler over the weekend. The trees are changing color and things are really beautiful.
I was only half-successful on my goals. But, Blue-headed Vireo is one of my favorite species.
While birding Eagle Creek Park, it was hard to ignore the signs of winter. It seems that it may be a good year for winter finches and other northern species. Red-breasted Nuthatch have moved into the state in good numbers. Purple Finch and Pine Siskin are moving early and in decent numbers as well. Let's keep our fingers crossed. I had my first Dark-eyed Junco of the season.
There is still some time to catch some fall stragglers. Winter migration looks hopeful. Before then, though, sparrow season is upon us. I look forward to getting out and photographing sparrows.
Thanks for reading,