Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Atlantic Brant

Migrating Atlantic Brant hunkering down on a Lake Erie Beach during Tropical Storm Sandy.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Balmy Morning

Temperatures early in the day were in the 70's but quickly fell 20 degrees by late afternoon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Evening Grosbeak Irruption

A flock of seven Evening Grosbeak has been visiting my sunflower feeders for the past four days.  They are not commonly seen in this area and it is the first time I've seen them here in over 10 years.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Golden-crowned Kinglet

These little guys are barely larger than a hummingbird and flit around nearly as fast.  Large numbers of them migrate through our area every year in late October through mid-November.

Farm Silhouette

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Evening Grosbeaks!!!

These aren't the best photos because I took them in the rain, but I haven't seen Evening Grosbeaks in years and was thrilled to see some show up at my bird feeders today!  I really hope they remain through the winter.  I recently read that this is an irruption year for them and here they are!

Reflections of Fall

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Feed Me!

Ring-billed Gull begging for food from tourists near the brink of Niagara Falls.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dark-eyed Junco

He seems to be announcing, "We're baaaack!"  A flock of Dark-eyed Juncos descended on my bird feeders this weekend.  They most likely spent their summer in Canada and will winter here on the south side of the Great Lakes.

Magnolia Warbler