The buntings are here

Oct 22, 2017 by Janine |
The first painted buntings of the season arrived on October 2, right on schedule. They have increased steadily in number since then. I think we have 7 or 8 right now.







Lots of hummingbirds still.





The Carolina wrens are back as well. We also saw a house wren, but they are a lot more secretive. No photos yet.







An interesting sighting while out doing errands- a "spiderman lizard," or red-headed rock agama. The males are incredibly brightly colored, while the females are a dull brown.



Had some work trips outside of Florida this month so I was able to enjoy some fall foliage and cooler temperatures!

Wyoming

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Colorado









The painted lady butterflies were migrating through the Denver/Boulder area while I was there. It was amazing to see so many butterflies, even amongst patches of snow!

While I was in Wyoming, I was passing through Casper for work and decided to seek out some places we had visited back in August for the eclipse. During the eclipse festivities, they had a huge world map set up downtown for visitors to pin their home towns. It brought back happy memories to see it again! Lots of visitors from Florida.





Next week we are having a cool front move through South Florida. Hooray! Hoping it brings some interesting birds!