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Affectionate Crows

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Return of the Snow Buntings

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Migrating from the far north, Snow Buntings have returned for the winter months.

Horned Grebe

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Late October

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."  ~  L. M. Montgomery

Northern Saw-whet Owl

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Solar Eclipse

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Partial Solar Eclipse over Lake Erie at sunset this evening.

Red Admiral Butterfly

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Finding a Red Admiral or any butterfly in Western New York in late October is a real treat!

A Second Spring

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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~ Albert Camus

Winter Wren

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The tiny Winter Wren is very elusive to spot and even harder to photograph.  This little one gave me a few brief seconds to snap some shots of it before disappearing again in the thick brush.

Savannah Sparrow

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By early November, the Savannah Sparrows will all be gone from our area until they return in spring.

October Winds

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Gusty winds on Lake Erie created some dramatic waves today.


Get Hooked on Nature

Long Distance Travelers

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Pectoral Sandpiper (above) and a Lesser Yellowlegs (below) - both of these species breed in the far north and Arctic Tundra in summer and return to South America during our winter months.

Canadian Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends across the border!

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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Caught just a speck of the ruby crown as it turned away in the photo below.

White-crowned Sparrows

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An adult pictured above and  juveniles below.




Green Darner

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Green Darner Dragonflies are seldom seen perching but I caught this one taking a break from its southward migration today.

Palm Warbler

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Pine Warbler

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The Pine Warbler is extremely similar to the Blackpoll Warbler (pictured below) at this time of year. 

Blackpoll Warbler

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Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

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It was cloudy but the moon peeked out just long enough for me to get a few handheld shots.

Rain Squalls

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Rain squalls over Lake Erie today.

Eastern Bluebird

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"The Bluebird carries the sky on his back."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Tennessee Warbler

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Ruddy Turnstone

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This bright little shorebird is rarely seen in our area but this one was spotted taking a break from migration on a local beach.


Black-throated Green Warbler

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A migrating warbler resting in fall foliage!

October Chill

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Merlin

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