|Shorebird migration is fun to watch in Fall|
The first weekend in October saw record flooding rains rattle the Lowcountry on Oct. 2 - 5 with some places receiving 22-inches of rain! To say that it was a change in climactic conditions would be an understatement, and many migratory birds flew South ahead of the rains. My hummingbirds left that weekend for the winter, but were still within two weeks of their average departure date. Other October observations include (all of the above) plus the first Kinglet on Oct. 30. Red berries in Magnolia and Dogwood trees seems to be the best draw in October with bunches of woodpeckers coming by including a group of four Northern Flickers, a group of four yellow-bellied sapsuckers, a pair of pileated woodpeckers and a red-bellied woodpecker. Gotta love red berries!!
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