Before the storm

Oct 06, 2016 by Janine
Hurricane Matthew is heading for South Florida this evening. Thought I'd get one more blog in before going offline for a while!

Bird activity has picked up in the last few days. We had our first painted buntings arrive a couple of days ago.



Hummingbirds have been arriving steadily





New one for the yard, Swainson's Thrush



Ovenbird bathing



Wren showering



Sentinel mockingbird



The local pileated woodpeckers have been taking an interest in the owl box. This one decided to widen the entrance hole enough so that it could fit inside. I don't know why since I doubt that the box is large enough for them to nest in. Guess I will have to look into reinforcing the entrance before the owls come back!



To those in Matthew's path... stay safe!

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