The blessings of warm summer days IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER never ceases to amaze me. I am, for one, not complaining. I put up the first of many to come bird feeders. I have seen about 27 species so far. Today I encountered a small group of American Goldfinches. They were accompanied by several Nuthatches; Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers; Tufted Titmouses and Cedar Waxwings.