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The month to be out in Autumn. Migration is at its peak, with American redstarts appearing routinely. other warblers seen include worm-eating, prairie, and blackthroated blue. Swainson’s thrushes come in as well, and Northern harriers might be observied hunting. Later … Continue reading
December Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Otters are seen swimming in the lakes and boat trails as alligators become less active. Wading birds are prominent as they forage amid the prairies. Wood Ducks and teal can be see throughout the swamp.
Sheila’s Birding Notes for December Wading birds and ducks are typical bird-types encountered in the wet areas. Gray catbirds call from thickets, and ruby-crowned kinglets fuss from the trees. A vermilion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular … Continue reading
With cool weather comes the traditional fall color change. Cypress needles turn a golden brown and sweetgum leaves glow a reddish hue before tumbling to the ground. Alligators become less active as water and air temperatures decline.
Fall migration of land birds includes Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers and HermitThrushes all arriving to winter. Fall fishing improves as daytime temperatures lower. Yellow-eyed grasses, Swamp Loosestrife, and other fall wildflowers are in bloom.
Fewer songs are heard as most birds have finished nesting. Common nighthawks continue to feed in the skies at dusk. Resident wood duck populations are at their peak with all ages of young present. Some migration is underway with a … Continue reading