Today is Thursday, October 2, 2014
They're Back
They're Back
Imature Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Another weekend has come and gone without my best friend, Anthony Gray. It wasn't a total washout, as I was visiting some of my Native American friends at this years Pow Wow at the Mundy park in Mt. Juliet.

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Long And Winding Road
Long And Winding Road
Female Hummer Guarding the Feeder

It looks like we are fixing to get another dose of cooler weather. I remind myself of the period of time back in 2011 when I came down sick and was in a coma for 14 days. It was still short sleeve weather when I went in the hospital at U.M.C., on the 11th day of October.

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Can Winter be Far Behind?
Can Winter be Far Behind?
Coopers Hawk

Relief is on the way, no, I don't mean the kind you get with " plop plop fizz fizz", save that for stomach ailments. I am talking about the coolness in the air. Sure, it will probably get back to being stuffy hot in the afternoons, but I am going to enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.

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Invasion From Above
Invasion From Above
Common Nighthawk (Bullbat)

Looking out my backdoor, this is not a song by Credence Clearwater Revival, but physically looking out my back window, I did notice that since Dove season has started that I seem to have a few more visitors to my feeders.

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To Feed, Or Not To Feed
To Feed, Or Not To Feed
Mourning Dove

This past weekend marks the end of most summer activities, such as recreational swimming at most pools here in Wilson County. I am located just a hop, skip and a jump from the Jimmy Floyd center on Castle Heights Avenue North, where one can sit in the back yard and hear all of the excitement coming from the young people having their last hurrah's of the season.

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Back to Birding, I Hope
Back to Birding, I Hope
Song Sparrow

Some things come and some things go. I am talking about the Wilson County Fair which scooted out of here this past Saturday night.

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A Fair Time Was Had By All
A Fair Time Was Had By All
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird



I believe that the bird news of the week is about the many friends that I have seen at the 2014 Wilson County Fair. Many have stopped by at our booth, Main Street Media, which owns, The Wilson Post, The Gallatin News and the Hendersonville Standard. We are also in with Wilson Living Magazine.

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New Sheriff in Town
New Sheriff in Town
Liz Franklin

By the time you get to read this, The Wilson County Fair will be just two days away. I have already mentioned our, The Wilson Post, will be set up in the large white tent right next to the pageant building.

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Bird Uses Fish Bait to Catch Dinner
Bird Uses Fish Bait to Catch Dinner
Green Heron

Another week has gone by, taking us closer to the Wilson County Fair, where I should be manning our booth for, The Wilson Post.

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Were You Raised in a Barn?
Were You Raised in a Barn?
Barn Swallow Babies

 

There was not a whole lot to be found this past Saturday morning as Anthony Gray and I went through the Cedars of Lebanon State Park on our usual bird foray.

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Cliff Swallows on the Move Read more...
Hummers and More Read more...
Still More Owls Read more...
Return of the White Pelicans Read more...
Bully in the Bird World Read more...
Be-Bopping with the Birds Read more...
The Comeback Bird Read more...
Owls, Owls, Owls, and More Owls Read more...
Birds of a Feather Read more...
Bird Count Saturday Read more...
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