Warm-season insectivores leave the region in October as the supply of insects and spiders diminishes. Many head for the southern USA, Mexico, or Central America. Three of these soon-to-be departed species were seen on a walk in yesterday’s sunshine.
A Savannah Sparrow flies to another perch, but soon will fly far to the south.
Another Savannah Sparrow hunts a diminishing supply of insects from a branch.
A Chipping Sparrow hunts near the ground.
My favourite shot is of a female Common Yellowthroat. She, too, will fly south soon.