Nature Happenings

  • Hummingbird numbers peak around Labor Day, then start to dwindle; huge numbers along Texas coast.
  • Blackbird (grackles, cowbirds and redwings) flocks can number in the thousands.
  • Broadwings and other hawks pass through.
  • Peak of Blue-winged Teal migration.
  • Migration month! More birds are in the area now than any other month.
  • American Goldfinch juveniles can be seen and heard harassing adults for food at feeders.
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglets appear.
  • First juncos can appear by the end of this month.
  • Robins are in large flocks, feeding on crab apples.
  • Peak migration for Bald Eagle and other raptors.
  • House Wrens begin arriving in the southeast in late-September.

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)       Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)