Fall colour changes were coming into full effect today on the 17 degree, overcast morning.
Lots of red fruit as well:
and tree bark
My first Golden-crowned Kinglet of the fall was spotted as well as this Swainson’s Thrush:
Species list: great blue heron, mute swan, mallard, wood duck, lesser scaup, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet, Swainson’s thrush, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (15 species)
This morning’s group:
One year at Point Pelee, an enthusiastic beginner with an open Field Guide came rushing up to Jim Baillie and I saying she had just seen a pyrrhuloxia. Jim had been through this misidentification of cardinals many times before. In his quiet way he said, “I’m afraid there are no records of a pyrrhuloxia in Canada.” The lady gleefully replied, “Well, there is now!” (Gerry Bennett)