Oct 102016
 

Just to let you know, I’ve seen our first Dark-eyed Junco today (October 9), and yesterday, our first Purple Finch. And the sunflower seeds are being devoured at an alarming rate by the Black-capped Chickadees, and both the Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches. The seasons are a-changing.

Stephenie Armstrong, Warsaw

Note: At least a dozen juncos arrived in our yard, too, on October 9th as winds shifted to the north overnight. We also had two Fox Sparrows. D.M.

Juncos and White-throated Sparrows - Drew Monkman

Juncos and White-throated Sparrows – Drew Monkman

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Oct 092015
 
White-throated Sparrow - Wikimedia

White-throated Sparrow – Wikimedia

Had my first Dark-eyed Junco feeding under the feeder today, October 7th.

Bill Snowden, Ennismore

Note: Our first juncos arrived October 9th, along with a few more White-crowned Sparrows. Yesterday, the shrubby fields and woodlot edges in the Cavan area west of Peterborough were full of flocks of Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows and some Song Sparrows. White-throats were singing their fall “whisper song.”  Like spring song but softer and more halting.  D.M.

Dark-eyed Junco by Marcel Boulay

Dark-eyed Junco by Marcel Boulay

Yellow-rumped Warbler - Nov. 28, 2014 Franmor Dr. Ptbo - Sue Prentice

Yellow-rumped Warbler – Nov. 28, 2014 Franmor Dr. Ptbo – Sue Prentice