Movin’ in or movin’ on

The fall migration is in high gear now. For the past month, I’ve seen a number of species that are traveling through our area to find warmer digs for the winter. I’ve also spied a few species that are looking to make Seagroves Park (and its environs) a home for the season.

I’ve seen both Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos recently. The Red-eyed Vireos are moving through on their way to the tropics. The White-eyed Vireos might stop at our southern coast, or they might continue to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Whtie-eyed Vireo

American Redstarts can be found around us most of the summer. I might be seeing one of our summer residents, or I might be seeing birds that have been further north for the summer now heading down to their winter homes in southern Florida.

Yesterday I saw my first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the season, they and their cousins, the Golden-crowned Kinglets will be here all winter long.

Most of my bird guides indicate that the The Common Yellowthroat (also the featured image for this post) lives in our area all year long. But I seem to see them most in the spring and the fall.

I’ve mentioned the birds that held still long enough to get their pictures taken. Other migratory birds that I’ve seen this fall include Black-throated Blue Warblers, a Prothonotary Warbler, and a Summer Tanager. Two weeks ago I saw one more lone Green Heron. I expect that’s the last one I’ll see this year.

This morning I saw (but couldn’t photograph) the first Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler of the season. You can expect to see more pictures of them through the next several months.

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