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Merry Samhain!

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I took this lovely Garden Spider's photo last week but saved it for today.

Welcome to the "dark half" of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Dunlins

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Dunlin Sandpipers taking a dinner break on their migration journey south.  They spent the summer on the arctic tundra and are most likely headed for the Atlantic coast.


Dark-eyed Junco

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Lake Erie Cloudscape

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American Goldfinch

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American Goldfinch molting into winter plumage.

Autumn Sunrise

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Northern Mockingbird

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One of our neighborhood Mockingbirds perched on a telephone cable along the road this afternoon.

Migrating Red Admiral Butterfly

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The Red Admiral Butterfly winters in the Gulf States of the southern United States.  This guy has a long way to go!

Golden-crowned Kinglet

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I could watch these friendly little acrobats all day long.


Lake Erie in the Afternoon Sun

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White-crowned Sparrow

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He posed so nicely for me on the giant wild rosebush in our yard.

Downy Woodpecker

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Male Downy Woodpecker in the late afternoon sunlight.

Suspended in the Cold

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A Monarch Butterfly suspended in the early morning cold.

Cloudy Auroras

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Twilight

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Savannah Sparrows

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Monarch Butterfly

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Even though I didn't see very many Monarchs in the area this year, I do believe this is the latest I've ever seen one.  

Gray Catbird

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Wooly Bear Caterpillar

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A wide center stripe on a Wooly Bear Caterpillar in autumn is supposed to predict a mild winter.  Let's hope this holds true!

Red-breasted Nuthatches

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The Red-breasted Nuthatches are returning for the winter.  Welcome back guys!

Autumn Rose

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This yellow rose is sure to be one of the last roses of the season in my garden.

As the Fog Settles In

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