We arrived home in Oakwood from Texas three days ago. First day back was unpacking and getting our bearings again. Day two was an eye injection which tends to wipe me out. In between all this we were raking leaves, filling feeders, cleaning leaves out of the water feature and getting the re-circulating pump operating. Today, more yard clean up, buying a new clothes dryer and getting a haircut.
Almost immediately after getting water moving, the year-round birds showed up, joined by a few migrators, mostly White-throated Sparrows and Chipping Sparrows. There was a Brown Thrasher, but it did not show up at the water, at least that I saw.
Be well, Gunnar