Hi Friends, I just got back from the Southern US where I enjoyed sitting on the patio with family watching the birds at their feeders. I saw goldfinches, mourning doves, towhees, and several hawks up in trees or on power lines. We took a nature walk, too and I heard birds I couldn't identify by song. I saw blackbirds, and saw a few robins. I heard, but never saw, titmice, cardinals, and chickadees. It was so nice and warm and the trees and shrubs were still very lush. I saw bunches of tiny lavender asters, something purple and fuzzy that my aunt identified but I forget, yellow coreopsis, and huge fields of magenta cosmos by the highway (must have been planted). I even saw one small specimen of Spotted Touch-Me-Not.
Happy Autumn, everyone!