Migration has been underway for several months. Most of the northern insectivorous birds have passed us by for warmer climates. The majority of our local insect-eating birds have long since departed. Some still linger, like catbird, but they’re on their way out. Granivores like juncos, white-throated sparrows and others will arrive soon. It can’t be long before the butter-butts (yellow-rumped warblers) come in. I heard a yellow-bellied sapsucker the other day. Our winter visiting hooded mergansers should arrive next month. Keep an eye out.
The red wolf pups are growing fast. And, whatever differences the two pups had which distinguished them from one another have disappeared, at least to my eyes. I can no longer tell one from the other.
The entire family is often seen out together, so it’s worth a trip over to see them.
The pups will be six months old at the end of this week.