So, it's starting to get CHILLY around these parts! Saw my first Dark-eyed Junco on the walk with my dog this morning! No photo... sorry. As sweet and as cute as I find them, it breaks my heart a lil' bit when I see them for the first time in the fall... I'm a summer time girl. Cold weather on the way for months...
OH well - it also means there are some fall colors that we only get this time of year and it's like a natural bouquet! We had a sweet morning, with smells of autumn and NO wind - so YAY! We didn't travel very far, but what a wonderful group of folks to begin a day with. Please see photos below. I got a great group shot! We also got to see a rarity - one of Sue Finnegan's nets out for banding - way cool! I did walk up to it and managed to have 2 birds become ensnared because I walked up to the net... no worries. Susan is out there for the morning and of course will take care of our feathery friends. She does it for them after all - a wonderful motive. Please visit her blog, capecodbander. The photography is so GOOD! The birds are literally photographed in her hands, or her volunteers' hands so they are SO UP CLOSE and you can so appreciate their individual field marks from a true inches away perspective. That's just rare and oh so special. By the way Bird Nerds... I mentioned the wrong "next Tuesday Tweets" date: It's 11.10.15.
House Sparrows - Mr.&Mrs.?
House Sparrow - female
One of Sue Finnegan's nets on the marsh
How cute are THESE bird nerds?!
One of Sue Finnegan's nets
House Sparrow - male (all puffed up)
Forest floor bouquet - SO many different types of leaves!
We didn't have a lot of bird sightings during the end
of our walk - but this view...
The fall colors of Glasswort (sea pickle)
Poison Ivy, looking so alluring in the fall
Poison Ivy berries
brilliant red of this shrub's branches.
Cedars on what I call the "secret trail"
More brilliant yellows
I LOVE being outside
Virginia Creeper, creeping up this Pitch Pine trunk
Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 11.10.15 at 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members