Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nature Notes

Richard says the Sparrows are back in good numbers. Those are the "the Seed Eaters". The Insect Eaters are pretty much gone (Flycatchers, Kingbirds). Harriers are back. Hummingbirds are gone.

I note that Monarch Butterfly Migration for October 18 is about 29 Degrees Latitude. That would put them on parallel with the area of Galveston, Texas. I wonder if Victoria in Houston has seen an abundance of Monarchs these past few days. Did any of our Monarchs pass that way?

We are low on Bird Numbers at the Bird Feeders, which Richard says is normal for this time of year. Those numbers should pick up soon.

Melanie and I bought 100 Pounds of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds at MFA today. The high oil, high calorie content will be just what the Seed Eaters are after and need through the high energy demands of the Winter Months. Richard says that this quantity of Sunflower Seeds will last us 2-3 weeks.

The Chickens also enjoy the "Sunnie Seeds" as Snacks. You should see them follow Richard to the Feeders. Of course, he shakes some out for them too.

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