It's that time of year. It has to be. In just 2 days I saw 2 hawks flying overhead while I was driving. And not in the place or area I'd expect them, just in residential areas right off 2 lane roads.
Hawk mountain had a 1,000+ Broadwinged Hawk day yesterday, Cape May had a 100+ American Kestral/hr day after a storm this week. I even saw 5 ducks at my local little pond for the first time in ages. There's been a kingfisher and a green heron there, but no ducks until this week.
I even have seen a handful of flotillas of Canada Geese flying generally southish.
If you are looking for volume of subjects, variety like no other time, this is it. Tons of birds are flying south right now.
I wouldn't consider it snow goose time until late November, and December.
Right now it's raptors, hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and little birdies like warblers, sparrows, all those kinds of birds and hundreds more!
Sunrise isn't so early anymore,
and sunset isn't so late.
It's not hot out.
It's not cold out.
Do you like to complain? There's nothing to complain about now.
I'm going shooting!
Friday, September 17, 2010