Lots of excitement among the blue jays, robins, and catbirds, and even bluebirds. Ripe pokeberries! The great advantage of the berry feast is the opportunity for unusually good eye-level bird portraits. Oh, it is fall for sure. A blustery, overcast morning, with some spectacular foliage starting to show. Bluebirds everywhere. Lots of warblers: pine and palm. House finches, chipping sparrows, Lincoln's sparrow (!). This finch was singing and singing up in the hickory tree. And phoebes.