Fall Migration is a Busy Time of the Year

I’m sorry I haven’t published more posts lately but between helping with harvest, retraining a horse, getting ready for a house guest, and most importantly school, I haven’t much time! My daily birding walks have also fallen by the wayside, but birds there are aplenty since I live in a migration pathway. Almost every day there’s a steady stream of Snow, Canada, and Greater White-fronted Geese flying overhead, along with Lapland Longspurs and Horned Larks.

Last Friday I went out birding at the woods and slough across the road from our house to see what was around and also inspected the newly-completed beaver lodge.

Yellow-rumped Warblers are everywhere now, but they’ll soon be gone,

This is the first White-breasted Nuthatch I’ve seen in the woods,

Leaves are changing colors,

The beavers have three areas in the woods like this,

There are wood chips everywhere from all their work,

I saw this Common Yellowthroat, a first for my Alberta list,

A Northern Harrier just over the power line,

An Alberta sunset,

I will try to post more regularly and hope to go birding more often too!

12 thoughts on “Fall Migration is a Busy Time of the Year

  1. What a delightful post – busy beavers – but your shots of the Northern Harrier is a keeper – with the light behind it is a terrific photograph. Similarly the yellow-throat – perfect catch. Well done! And about all you are doing, seems to me that you’ve got your priorities in order. Again well done!

  2. Stunning series of photographs! Fall migration is one of my favorite times of the year. Sweet little Yellow-rumped Warbler and love the beautiful in-flight harrier. It’s amazing how the beavers munch down the trees. Cool shots! Happy autumn birding to you!

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