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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Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.