Tell Me A Story | October 2018
We have had quite an unusual Autumn this year, with three heavy snowfalls to date. Amounts of the wet heavy wet snow have been anywhere from 3-8 inches during these snow falls. Luckily, the snow has melted in between, and the temperatures have returned to seasonal averages, at this time. The big disappointment has been the lack of all those glorious Autumn colors, as the foliage changes each year. With the heavy snow and freezing, most the leaves have fallen still in their green state.
So, this year, I passed on taking the annual Autumn road trip out west to photograph Autumn in all its splendour. I have been sticking pretty close to home, and have cultivated an interest in “Birding”. I have been more mindful of the different bird species that visit my own backyard. I was quite surprised how many different species are here and those that pass through and stop in during migration this time of year.
The birds who have visited my backyard this month: Black-capped Chickadee, Purple House Finch, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White Crowned Sparrow, Blue Jay, Downey Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Red-breasted Grosbeak, White-throated Sparrow, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, and American Robin.