Saturday, October 28, 2006

Fall on the Mall

The garden at the National Museum of the American Indian continues to turn up some good-for-downtown birds. This afternoon the bushes along 3rd Street SW were full of birds hopping and flying back and forth. There were loads of ruby-crowned kinglets, at least one hermit thrush, a first-fall male common yellowthroat, and plenty of white-throated sparrows. All of these were at very close range; all were within ten feet and many were within five feet of me.

The rest of this post consists of photographs from this afternoon on the Mall.

Two birds from the Indian Museum gardens: a mourning dove and a speedy kinglet.
The last two photographs are from the new garden adjacent to the U.S. Botantical Garden conservatory.