A forecast of thunder and an 80% chance of rain resulted in a move of the birding walk from Sunday 9/13 to the day before. Unfortunately, two people who’d signed up couldn’t make it on the new date. However, those of us who did were treated to a gorgeous day at the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge, with great views of the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks. We were dive-bombed by hummingbirds and serenaded by at least a half dozen catbirds. We puzzled over mystery sparrows, picked and ate big, delicious apples, and marveled over pear trees laden with fruit.

Here’s a photo taken by Sheri Larsen of her husband Rich along with Sue Kiniry, Julie Soquet and leader Maeve Kim.