Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Black-capped Chickadee

"I am determined to be happy and cheerful in whatever situation.  For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." ~ Martha Washington



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Snowy Owl


A young (most likely female) Snowy Owl perched on and hunting from driftwood on the beach during the early hours of the day.  



Friday, December 1, 2017

Waxing Gibbous

91% of December's full "Cold Moon" is visible this evening.


Glaucous Gull

The Glaucous Gull is a large gull of the far north which breeds in the high Arctic and heads south for the winter.  This handsome juvenile was seen this morning on a Lake Erie beach in western New York.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Sabine's Gull



A Sabine's Gull near the base of the American Falls at Niagara.  These arctic gulls breed in Alaska and Nunavut and head out to open tropical waters on the ocean for the winter.  It's always a thrill to see one of these striking gulls show up on the Great Lakes during migration.



Snow Buntings