I know some of my friends and family probably thought the title related to my sons coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday that we will be celebrating in the U.S. tomorrow! While I am thrilled to have them both home, I was in fact refering to my avian friends. While photographing this weekend near the bird feeders I have on my property, I saw some of the first winter migrants, in particular Dark Eyed Junco.
I look forward to having the chance to observe the behavior of these birds over the winter. We had approximately 40 Dark Eyed Junco living in and around our woods last year. The research I have done seems to indicate that this species of bird returns to the same place each winter. I will be interested to see if that is the case for me. We are going through 2 full feeders every other day now, so with that many birds, I might need to take a second job to be able to buy bird seed!