October was a dry, stable, and pleasant month with some of the best fall colors we’ve seen here. Though the total monthly rainfall ended up near normal, most of that fell in the final few days, and was much appreciated. Things were awfully busy on the farm, and we didn’t take a lot of interesting photos, so this will be brief.
RECORDED IN OCTOBER (43 species, 13 new relative to September, 17
unobserved since September).
Many birds stuck around longer than last October, befitting a month which was so warm and stable. We didn’t expect to still see things like Summer Tanagers and a Cuckoo this month! November’s list will be much shorter.
Great Blue Heron
Snow Goose (heard migrating overhead on the final day, possibly once earlier)
Turkey Vulture (as usual, gone by mid-month)
Wild Turkey (we have a flock of 10-15 roaming around)
Black-Throated Green Warbler