By late summer, their nesting season is over and they gather in large flocks to migrate to winter homes in the upper Amazon basin of Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil. By mid-November, they’ll all be gone from Georgia until their return next spring.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer:
The South Taurid Meteor Shower, visible this weekend, reaches a peak of about 10 meteors per hour on Monday night. Best viewing: In the east from about midnight until dawn.
The moon is first-quarter on Monday. Venus is very low in the west just after dark and sets shortly thereafter. Mars is low in the east just before dawn. Jupiter is low in the southwest around dusk and sets soon after. Saturn is low in the south just after dark and sets in the west about three hours later.