|White throated sparrow|
I headed to the park as a last opportunity before a lot of rain to get a nice walk in and see who was around.
It was 53 degrees at about 8:00 a.m. and the sky did like a bit ominous. When a wind picked up, a huge quantity of leaves would fly up in the air and look like a flock of birds heading off.
It was pretty quiet today, save for a few brave souls, feasting as much as possible before they have to hunker down. Many of our regulars were there, including; robins, goldfinches, cardinals, bluejays, song sparrows, house finches and chickadees. There were several white throated sparrows and even more juncos. At one point, as I walked down a path (seeing nothing around me), they flew up from every direction, having blended in with the surroundings. I had no idea there were so many just feet from where I was. A large group of Cedar waxwings adorned a tall tree in the lower gardens. I heard Caroline the Carolina wren call from the woods behind the little house near the Winchester St. entrance.
Some geese flew overhead and two pairs of mallards and a lone male were in the pond.