A misty October morning at the CRP. Good Halloween preview below.
A massive fallout of sparrows of all shapes and sizes: song (our representative below), swamp, chipping, white-throated, white-crowned.
Bluebirds are still there in great numbers. Also palm and the first influx of yellow-rumped warblers.
Plus an increasingly familiar character--the sharp-shinned hawk. This one was being mobbed by blue jays, a dangerous game, as the sharpie would frequently go on the counter-attack, making a ferocious sound (a combination of a red-tailed hawk scream and a yowling cat?)
Finally, the morning's highlight, done video style (please watch in HD):
Yes, I'm also bugged by the smudge right in the middle of the lens... The sapsucker is the first I've ever seen at the CRP.