The autumn colors are being embraced in pictures. One of my main goals is to learn to recogniize the different sparrows. I think I've finally got the chipping and song sparrows down pat. If you click on a picture the ID will appear.
At first I saw nothing but hermit thrushes and thought that would be it for the day, but fairly soon other birds arrived. The field north of Sparrow Rock is filled with weeds that produce great seeds and bugs. It draws the small birds to the ground. They are skittish, so distance is a necessity. After a rainfall the same field gets swampy, also great for bugs. I know there are other kinds of sparrows in this area, but I'm having a hard time sorting them out.