This morning, once again the temperature was starting to drop and the rain from last night had turned into an off and on drizzle. So I snuck out for a trip around the back yard tree lines. It was pretty quiet except for some Cardinals “peeping”, but I did happen to see a new bird: a Nashville Warbler.
I’m guessing he was headed south, and maybe saw our bird feeders and thought this would be a great place for a rest stop. We had some peach slices laying out as well, so maybe those tickled his fancy too.
After that, I came upon an all black toadstool or mushroom. Not sure what the difference is between a mushroom and a toadstool, but it looked fairly interesting. After that, it started to drizzle a little again, so I took some refuge underneath the pine trees.
After a short rain spell, I heard a bunch of different sounds coming from the same corner of the tree lines. I knew exactly what it had to be: a Mockingbird. Sure enough, there he was perched on top of the neighbors playhouse roof just singing away. It’s a shame that such a beautiful sounding bird, has such a drab appearance. I guess you really can’t have it all.
Lastly for the morning, I came across another reddish pink mushroom, but this time it had a tiny pool of water laying on top. Without a bright sun out, I knew it would be hard to catch the water, but I managed to get some of it to show up. That tiny little blade of grass is actually floating in the water, and if you zoom in, you can see the reflection of some tree limbs in the tiny puddle.
Not a “knock it out the park” walk about, but I did get to see and record a new bird, hear the melodious mixture of the Mockingbird, and hang around a couple of “fungis.” Sorry, I had to.
So, it may be getting cooler, it may not be bright and sunny, but you never know what you might see and what might just be passing through your backyard, like a Nashville Warbler. Until next time, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”