It was a busy week-end - We had a fall festival at the shopping center on Saturday, and the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, for whom my son is a tuba player, had the first concert of the season yesterday....it was wonderful; beginning with the national anthem and ending with 1812 Overture....I had the chance from time to time to look at some of your posts, but very little time to comment, and no time to post. (Gosh, I HATE to use the same word 4 times in one sentence!..and there, I used it again!) Usually when someone asks me something about birds, I tell them what is commonly accepted, but I usually add, "but they can't read, so they don't know this and just might do sonething else entirely!"
.............as in the case of the goldfinch drinking nectar from the hummingbird feeder.....
.....and the yellow-rumped warbler coming to the porch rail feeder - he actually nibled on some of the dried mealworms! (As a matter of fact, I just wrote an article about fall bird migration for my community newsletter, and I made a point of saying the warblers are beautiful to see, but "they won't come to your feeders." Oh, why didn't I say "probably?"
............a flock of bluebirds..there were actually 11 of them, but I got this, and by the time I got another camera with a wider lens, they had moved around so I still couldn't get them all.