The autumn air has brought in a flurry of activity along the garden. It seems that all of the birds discovered the manor as a bird eden and were flitting and fluttering all about. Spending nearly three hours stalking shrubbery, the best was enjoying Ruby Crowned Kinglets chasing gnats literally above my head, and way too close for the big lens.
It was magical being so close to such energetic little birds with not a care in the world except where the next gnat can be caught. The Kinglets were also joined by many Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. The Siskins aren’t usually here for winter, but luckily they have returned. Being a harbinger of a cold winter to come.
The nuthatch was busy filling his belly with the variety of seed offered. Seems he sampled from nearly every feeder available.
And even a rarely seen White Crowned Sparrow showed up for the party.
But the best news is that Bunny is back! I hadn’t seen him since the foxes made their appearance in the garden. I had hoped that he hadn’t turned into Bugs Bunny Hasenpfeffer.
For a day that wasn’t a birding day, it sure turned out to be a super bird day. Sometimes opportunity knocks when you least expect it.