With the shift from August to September, birders in North America will also perform a shift in birding activity: from shore to park and shorebirds to wood-warblers.
One thing however will remain largely unchanged and unaffected by that shift: the birding rhetoric of fall.
Yes, North American birders and particularly bird bloggers tend to infrequently refrain from enriching their posts with colour adjectives of the dull kind during the fall/autumn season. In other words, they whine and whinge a lot about the birds in brown, grey and shades thereof.
If you, my inclined reader, are amongst their ranks, pull yourself together, dry your tears and take comfort:
European birders are far worse off than you.
Now go and enjoy your hatch-year Blackpolls.