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Friday, August 27, 2010

They're Migrating

Common Yellowthroat

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Migration is going on and increasing. This is a great time of year to see new birds. Above are two that were in our yard yesterday. Last night there was a near full moon and we stood outside and heard the chips of migrating songbirds over our heads, how cool is that! Most small birds migrate at night and don't fly at high altitude.

Warblers, Hummingbirds, Nighthawks, Vireos, Raptors, Shorebirds (if near water or the shore) all are moving. So get those binos out, even if you're just in your yard and start looking. Have a great weekend.


Nicole MacP said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo of that Common Yellowthroat! Wow!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Stunning images.I love the different perspective of a HUmmingbird.

Kat said...

I have noticed lots of Robins in our yard. The Hummers are busy at the feeders too. Our Hummers leave in October.