Sunday, September 11, 2011

Migration begins

The birds who visit our backyard feeders are changing. 
Migration time has begun. 
 Autumn may begin at any day, at any dawn. 
We may awake one morning and feel the damp cool night air still lingering. Sunrise might be a little later. And the birds who visit our feeders are different ones.
"You travel in neat kin groups over latitudes.
You prefer to eat the seeds spread on the ground.
The centuries have changed, there are new numbers.
We are counting on many things, including you."
 -Old Acquaintance by Mark Jarman
Be safe, dear friends. I keep your songs in my heart.

10 comments:

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

so beautiful, so noltalgic

oa.s

Sandra said...

I love the third down with the pretty rosey colored throat and the curious birds in the last, like what is that woman doing.

Banjo52 said...

You'll probably get the numbers of birds that Michigan will lose . . . But nice thoughts here.

Martha Z said...

I too, have noticed that migration has begun. Today I saw a rock wren in my yard. They reside here in the winter but are gone in summer. I've been seeing more raptors as well. The open space is full of voles, mice and rabbits, the hunting is good here in winter.

Kathy said...

Sweet thoughts and pictures.

Diane AZ said...

I love your sweet bird pics. I noticed the white-winged doves are not at my feeders lately.

Thérèse said...

Yes something is definitively in the air: fresh air! Finally!

Snapper II said...

I enjoy seeing the migration, and look forward to "FALL" and then spring, my favorite time of year. I love your Post.

Joanne Casey said...

beautiful photos.

altadenahiker said...

You know I love your bird shots. Particularly the two inquisitive fellows in the last one.