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Fall (end of summer might be better) migration.

 
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Aug 07, 2017 17:23 |  #1

It appears the migration is starting around here. We're seeing birds we haven't seen since spring. The hummers are back, the lazuli buntings (including a juvenile), evening grosbeaks, pine siskins and nuthatches. Hopefully I get some good photo opportunities in the next few weeks.


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Aug 07, 2017 23:02 |  #2

Yep, it has started here as well. Our Swallows are on the move and our male Painted Buntings have left (females will leave soon). A bunch of our resident Hummingbirds have left but numbers will rebound in the coming weeks as migrants move through.


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Aug 26, 2017 20:56 |  #3

I haven't seen any hummingbirds at our feeders since yesterday afternoon. We have had a Lazuli Bunting the last 2 days. The other birds we have (pine siskins, chickadees, evening grosbeaks, collared doves etc sometimes spend the winter). The signs are showing that summer is coming to an end.
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Aug 28, 2017 06:36 |  #4

Up until two weeks ago I was birding everyday, getting shots of the usual suspects in my area, but one day I went out and it was dead silent. Beautiful weather, no breeze, sunny, but absolutely zero bird-life. Ever since then, it's been silent, birds are staying in the brush/foliage and not showing themselves as much as earlier in the year. I haven't shot a decent bird photo since, and I've switched to macro photography instead. Since this is my first full year of birding, I haven't experienced the Autumn behavior yet, so am thinking this is a change in behavior in preparation for migration.


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Oct 05, 2017 19:23 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #5

Maybe a predator taken up residence-raptor, cats, whatever may be in your neck of the woods? Just a thought.


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