The birds that migrate here quietly start disappearing in August. All those bright colourful birds that make spring so interesting just quietly melt away. How do I show you the birds that have disappeared for the season, when they're already gone!? I guess I show you the few that are still here!
The only two noticeable birds that will migrate south soon that I am still seeing at this time of year are the Turkey Vultures and the Great Blue Heron. This one rose off the roadkill before I got the car stopped, but landed in a nearby tree to pose for me today.
Only one of four was left on the road at this point, but a lot further away.
This is the pond where we sometimes see our local Great Blue Heron.
He was there the other day, and I happened to have my telephoto lens. I think the auto-focus worked very well on this one. There are a couple of other species still around; at least I think I'm hearing Flickers and Robins squeaking a little when I'm on my walks. But other than that, it's the birds we'll see all winter - Blue Jays, Crows, Chickadees and a few others. The summer birds season has almost ended.