The day dawned foggy and gray, and it never really cleared up. I took my lunch break over at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southboro.
No sun, but the trees are pretty!
Yellow-Rumped Warbler eating a berry
poss. Purple Finch
Not sure from this rear view, but I liked the colors in this photo.
The biggest surprise was near the end of my walk, when I was getting ready to head for the parking lot, and I spotted a monarch! I chased after it for a few minutes, literally running! It was a male, and it stopped to nectar on what looked like goldenrod that had already gone by. What a treat to see a monarch on October 16th! I have read on line that they are "late" this year for a variety of reasons, so I'll have to keep an eye out for others!
And away he goes!