Goldfinch cleaning the seeds off flower heads in the butterfly garden.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The hyperactive little Kinglets have been in the yard for about a week now but I was finally able to catch up with a few of them today. The Golden-crowned Kinglet is pictured above and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet is in the photo below.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Leaves begin to fall.
The days grow cool.
Mother Earth pulls her mantle close.
The great Sun sails toward the West.
Land of eternal enchantment,
wrapped in cool nights.
Fruits ripen and seeds drip.
Hours of daylight and darkness are balanced.
In this seeming extinction of nature's power,
I know that life continues.
For spring is impossible without the harvest,
as surely as life is impossible without death.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
This is another migrant passing through Western New York. The Gray-cheeked Thrush breeds in Alaska and far northern Canada in the summer and spends the winter in a southern range that runs from Panama to Brazil. I was extremely lucky to get these shots since this shy bird tends to hide in thick brush.