Ditto the White-throated Sparrows and Eastern Towhees.
Highlights included the thrushes, the towhees and an elusive Black-throated Blue Warbler (at right).
Will post full list tomorrow.
Checked for the American White Pelican at lunchtime today at DeKorte. No luck — just a Bald Eagle perched near where the pelican usually hangs out.
Perhaps the pelican was on break, and the eagle was filling in.
Will continue to monitor the situation.
We had a few similar sightings in DeKorte earlier this year. The link is here.
Last Friday was such a lovely one, and the latter part took us to Mill Creek Marsh to check out the activity. Many of the songbirds had already migrated south, but the Greater Yellowlegs were still present in large numbers, and the recent arrival of the Northern Shovelers was a reminder that winter is not all that far away now.
The fall foliage has not reached peak, yet, so we did not experience the brilliant rainbow of colors; however, the sumac leaves and the Virginia Creepers added a beautiful reddish accent to the scenery.
We were there toward the end of the day, just as the sun began its final descent, so the tones were wonderful. (Thanks, Elaine and Mickey!)