Early this morning I went to the Geneva Wilderness Area, since I was going to be working Oviedo. I spent a little time there, and as usual, I had a blast. I've had a terrible time photographing Carolina Chickadees. First, they have to be still enough in the open to get a photo. Second, they have to give you a pretty, clean back ground, and third you want to be able to see the eye. The third part is a real challenge because of their black caps--those little eyes want to disappear into their caps so you can't pick them out. I don't use a flash, so I have to wait for them to turn their heads just right to get "catch light" in the eye. This morning I photographed a couple Chickadees with the eye visible. I'd still like a better background, but I'll take what I can get.
This morning I also found Brown-headed Nuthatches, many Palm Warblers, a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, one Pine Warbler, one Yellow-throated Warbler, and my first American Robin of the fall. And I hope this doesn't sound like bragging, but according to eBird this is the first month in which I've recorded over 100 species of birds in Seminole County (my home county). I ended this month with 101 species, the last one being the Chickadee above.