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Atlantic Brant

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

Incoming Tropical Storm

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Waves building on Lake Erie as high winds begin to arrive from Tropical Storm Sandy.

A Path in the Woods

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Balmy Morning

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

Late Afternoon

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Evening Grosbeak Irruption

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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.

Autumn Swamp

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Golden-crowned Kinglet

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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

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Evening Grosbeaks!!!

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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

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Mute Swan

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Niagara River

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Autumn Gold

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Feed Me!

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

Yellow-rumped Warbler

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An immature male Yellow-rumped Warbler migrating through on his first trip south for the winter.

Niagara Gorge

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Autumn in Niagara

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Dark-eyed Junco

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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.

White-breasted Nuthatch

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True Freedom

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Going Fishing

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American Coot

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Green Man

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Swamp Colors

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Walnut Falls

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School's Out!

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Amish kids walking home from school.

Fall Reflections

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A Slice of Autumn

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Colorful Hills

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October Glow

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A tiny Pied-billed Grebe creates ripples in the glow of autumn reflections on the water.

Eastern Phoebe

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Eastern Phoebe on the way south for the winter.