Thursday, November 07, 2013

High School Courtyard Birding

An adult male American Robin (Turdus migratorius) relaxing among leaves
in the school courtyard. (11/5/13)
Two days ago, I became acutely aware that our feathered friends had begun returning to the school courtyard with a degree of regularity. Maybe it was the unusually warm temperatures. maybe they were simply seeking refuge in the enclosed courtyard from heavy winds. At nay rate, after a September and October with little birdsong or calls of any sort to speak of, things have picked up considerably since November begin. It was nice to have the occasional guest appearance by a Blue Jay during class, and to hear the sparrows playing in the overgrown bushes on the first floor. (All pictures posted here were taken from my second story classroom window.)

Such a beautiful Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) ... if only he'd come closer! (11/5/13)
Yet another adult male American Robin, this one hanging by
the unmaintained artificial watering hole. (11/5/13)

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