Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What we didn't see today.

Ever notice how sometimes you notice something because it's NOT there rather than because it IS there? We have seen Eastern Phoebes every day we've been out birding, for four weeks now. And today we didn't see them. We were in a somewhat different habitat than our usual daily walks, but we have seen them throughout campus. So keep your eyes open for our Phoebes. They are usually among the last migrants to leave in the fall (and the first to arrive in the spring) so they could easily be around into November. Eastern Phoebes usually spend the winter in the southern U.S. and Mexico.

Eastern Phoebe in fall plumage.

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