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More Signs of Spring!

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Eastern Skunk Cabbage

Song Sparrow singing his heart out!

Crocus

Pregnant Doe

Frozen Fog

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Frozen fog with backlighting from the morning sun.

Leucistic Gray Squirrel

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Redhead Duck with a Fish

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...and an American Coot trying to steal it from him!

Downy Woodpecker

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Difficult Spring

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This cold and snowy spring weather has been hard on the wildlife.

American Wigeon

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An American Wigeon on a migration stop in the Dunkirk, New York Harbor on Lake Erie as he makes his way north.  Wigeons spend the winter in places as far south as Venezuela and Columbia.  It would be fun if he could tell us where he's been.


Eastern Bluebird

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It's springtime!

Wood Duck Pair

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Again, not the best photo, just like last year's attempts at photographing them.  They are so timid and I had to use the super zoom on my camera which destroys the quality of the photo.  However, they are so darn beautiful that I wanted to include them here on my blog.

Frosty Morning with a Splash of Goldfinch

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Robins Feasting on Staghorn Sumac Berries

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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"The Birds"

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Hundreds of them!  Mostly European Starlings but quite a few Common Grackle and Red-winged Blackbirds too.  (It was snowing heavily when I took these shots.)

If you click on the photo below to expand it and look closely, you can see the epaulettes on the Red-winged Blackbirds.

Killdeer on the First Day of Spring

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Spotted four Killdeer on the lawn in a cemetery today.  They are the first I've seen this year.

Gusty Winds

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High winds create huge waves behind ice dunes on Lake Erie this last day of winter.

Female Northern Cardinal

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Nice day for a walk in the woods!

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Boutwell Hill State Forest in Cherry Creek, NY

Winter's Grip

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Changing Sunset

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Different views of tonight's sunset taken with the same camera and lens.

Mammatus Clouds

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Harbingers of Spring

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American Robins and Daffodils!


Winter's Last Stand

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White-tailed Deer

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White-tailed Deer in an abandoned vineyard this morning.  

Pre-Spring Swamp

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Just waiting for my favorite birding swamp to thaw.  As soon as it does, it will be teeming with life!

Red-tailed Hawk

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Waiting for the Sunset

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Ice dunes on Lake Erie.

Redhead Duck with a Fish

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Osprey

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Mockingbird

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Preening Brown Pelican

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Ring-necked Ducks

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Laughing Gull

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