Jo: Tell me about it! When I got back from Europe, I had 102 checklists to submit from multiple locations in England and France – many of the locations were in States, provinces, whatever, that I didn’t know, so I had to GoogleMaps my way through them all!
I’m glad you had great weather on your return. It’s rained for 4 days in a row over here. There’s a T-storm just starting!
I loved the Sharpie pics! 🙂
Today is the 4th of October and ‘traditionally’ that’s the last day of seeing hummers (here), but I again failed to see one today, so I think they’re officially AWOL. I haven’t seen one since Sept 23rd. Time for the nectar-feeder to come down I think.
Today I added another dozen (October) birds to my list – 46 in the last 4 days – so it’s a good time for birding right now. I saw the Florida Scrub-Jay again today, but it was too far away (as always) for good pictures. I did get some nice shots of a yellow-throated warbler which I’ll post (along with the caterpillar).
Is it possible that the hairy woodpecker’s tail has become stained by propping it into a dirty tree?