Sparkling, sunny walk thru the bottomland to the SC. As stated before, the falling & fallen leaves no longer block the sun & the bottomland is brighter. Saw 2 Blue Herons & a Bald Eagle! Nice. Didn't get too warm with the temperature at 49degF. Still on schedule to reach 51degF. Coming back to the apt., I heard a tapping bird.....maybe a Pileated Woodpecker, Sapsucker or Flicker. But, all I saw were 4 Stellar Jays (western version of the Blue Jay). PS.....Whoa! It thundered to.....52degF! No heat needed in this 3rd story apt.!