Monday, October 15, 2012

Yellow-Rump's Arrive

Out for a bit Saturday morning but it was very cool and windy.  Large numbers of Yellow-Rumped Warblers arrived almost overnight.  They flocked to several large poison ivy vines and were going nuts over the dried berries/seeds.  Last year with such a mild winter, very few YRW's came.  With the huge numbers I saw Saturday, I wonder what that says for the winter this year?

To add to the question of the winter prediction, lots of Mallards have also begun arriving at the pond.

Worked in the yard Saturday afternoon and hit a yellow jacket nest.  They hit me so fast that I dropped the weedeater in place and took off with it still running.  Inside to nurse stings on both myself and the dog.  I think I had a little reaction because I had chills most of yesterday. 

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