The cedar trees which line the fence at the Red Wolf Overlook have been, and still are, prolific in berries. The birds have noticed. This is a good spot to stand by and watch the avian parade. The birds move around in loose, mixed flocks searching for forage. And here, they have found what they were looking for.
Most of the birds are migrants who will most likely spend the winter with us, if they don’t move further south later in the winter. For now, though, they are enjoying the bounty of the fruiting red cedars.
I’ve noticed yellow-bellied sapsuckers, bluebirds, hermit thrushes, yellow-rumped warblers, and ruby-crowned kinglets, among others, mixed in with the flocks. So, be patient, keep a sharp eye out, and you may see those birds and more. What else have you got to do on a fine late fall day but to stand at the Red Wolf Overlook and watch birds. If the birds aren’t putting on a show at the time of your visit, the red wolves will surely be there. You’re not going to see red wolves anywhere nearby, that’s a guarantee.
The bluebirds are year round residents here at the Museum, but its always a pleasure to see them, especially against the otherwise dull winter landscape.