Here at our southern NH home, at our 45 acre property we have named Bobolink Farm, because of our nesting Bobolinks, we are approaching peak fall color. Here's a view this morning off of our deck. the yellow maple in the center of the field we have named "big maple" as a point of reference when we spot birds. As in "Cooper's Hawk flying over big maple". When it sheds all its leaves it becomes a "must stop" place for any passing bird, much to our delight.
Then a bit of sunlight lit up the maple by the water. The adirondacks are our hawk-watching chairs. We sit and face northeast and scan the sky for raptors in the fall. We feel so lucky to live in the midst of such beauty.