We’ve flirted with one or two cold fronts so far this season, but last night’s was by far the most powerful. It was part of a storm system that brought tornadoes to Nebraska and more than a foot of snow to the Black Hills. While we won’t see any flurries today, the breezy 50s out there right now are a huge contrast to the breezy 90s from yesterday afternoon. Boom. It’s autumn now.
I assumed there’d be a good number of birds moving either ahead of or just behind this front. I was right, and in a moment I’ll illustrate that the answer was “behind”.
This morning I weaved my way among the bundled sports fans preparing for a crisp day of tailgating and football, and found a Grasshopper Sparrow at the main north entrance and a Lincoln’s Sparrow at the northwestern alcove. This was, as everyone before them, a…
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