Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Warm to Cold Weather

It looks like the change in temperature is official. We will be going from something like this picture....
            Prairie Warbler (Non breeding plumage)

To something more like this one below...

Eastern Towhee (Female)

The change in temperature brings about a wide variety of birds. Waterfowl come to find the cold water, and sparrows seek out the cool fields. Many different species can be seen during Winter. Some non birding people believe that Winter is the time for birds to go away and leave. Which is true in some cases such as the majority of the warblers. But many types of birds come in to substitute. I think the alternation of species is a great system to keep us from getting to bored with the same birds in our yards every day. My favorite part about Winter is the sparrows. I love all the different varieties that are to be found at this time of the year. News: If you like our posts please subscribe to us and comment on the material. Vote on the current poll and come back soon! Subscribe by email to get notified when we post.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Almost half of the Winter backyard birds have arrived in GA. White Throated Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings, Yellow Rumped Warblers, and Purple Finches. There are still more to come and I am excited. I hope you are too. Many sounds that I haven't heard in months start to make themselves heard. The "tseeew" notes that the WT Sparrows make. The little chirps that the YR Warblers make. And of corse my favorite sound of the Winter, the WT Sparrow's full song. I predict that the Dark Eyed Juncos will arrive around Nov 6. We'll see if my guess is correct. Some scientists say this will be the coldest Winter in a long time. Winter bird paradise. My data from last year indicates that a lot of the other Winter backyard birds arrive in November. I hope you guys have a nice week. Keep birding!

Photo by John Mark Simmons

Posted by John Mark Simmons