It has been a busy few weeks. Luckily we were spared the worst of Hurricane Matthew and only had some minor tree damage. We had the birdfeeders back out at dawn immediately after the storm passed. Since then I've picked up a few more painted buntings, as well as had some other migrants pass through.
Red eyed vireo
Black throated blue warbler male
And female. All of the warblers have been enjoying these rouge berries.
Female Scarlet Tanager
Ruby throated hummingbird
Our wildlife cams have been catching plenty of interesting visitors.
By day: Catbird, Ovenbird, Cardinal, and Carolina wren
By night: Raccoons, Opossum with baby in pouch, Armadillo, and a pre-dawn Ovenbird
It has been a lot of fun watching what goes on in the garden when we are not looking!
Last week I was in San Antonio for a conference. Flying out of Palm Beach, I got a nice view of all the runoff stormwater draining offshore.
Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the US.
The highlight of the trip was the Bracken bat cave, home to millions of bats! It was amazing to watch them emerge at dusk. I had visited last spring, but this was much more impressive since there were many more fall migrant bats present.
We've also had our first cool front pass through in Florida, which has been a delight.
San Antonio, garden birds
Oct 24, 2016 by Janine
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