Fall is fast approaching. The birds are in bulk-up mode, preparing to either tough out the snow and cold, or head on a long journey south to fairer climes. Berries and fruits are still in ample supply, and all maner of fowl are taking full advantage of it. Here's a photo I snapped a few years back when I was down on UW-Madison's campus:
The birds up here on the north shore are just as busy (even getting started a week or two earlier), and the hawk migration is gaining momentum. Soon, kettles of broad-winged hawks, turkey vultures, and bald eagles will be soaring high over my house. I can't wait.