August is in full swing! Here's what to look for this month in your upstate New York yard:
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds will fledge this month so look for an explosion of activity at your birdfeeders!
American Goldfinches are late nesters and their young will leave the nest around mid-month or later. Listen for the incessant begging calls of the young.
BALD BLUE JAYS
Many birds are molting this month. Look for Blue Jays or Northern Cardinals that lose all their head feathers at once (instead of in an orderly fashion). Don't worry - they grow back!
THE LAST ADULT MALE HUMMINGBIRD
Watch your feeders closely to mark the last sighting of adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They start fall migration before the females and the young.
Fall migration has begun! Look beyond the feeders and watch for migrating warblers such as Canada Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and American Redstarts.
Let us know when you see these things happening in your yard!