Yesterday morning was beautifully cool at CyFair and I took advantage of the fall weather to do a brief walk around part of the campus. Unfortunately, I didn't take camera with me.
The trees and bushes behind the modular buildings produced my FOS (First of Season) Lincoln's Sparrows, confirmation that the summer really is over. The same area had lots of Northern Mockingbirds: I counted 8 in one 30-yard stretch.
My arrival at the start of the nature trail disturbed a Great Blue Heron, which had been resting in top of a Chinese Tallow tree. Both ponds were dry but the area around them was busy with Northern Cardinals. The Cardinals flew off when I made some pisshing noises but a FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet came over to see who/what I was.
The rest of the nature trail was very quiet, except for a pair of Blue Jays. As this was only the second time I've seen Blue Jays on the campus in the 6 years that I've worked there, I assume that this pair was migrating through our area.