June 2012

By: novembergale , 11:25 AM GMT on June 01, 2012

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June 2012

Incoming T-storms (novembergale)
T-storms moving into western New York State over Lake Erie this morning.
Incoming T-storms
Hail Storm (novembergale)
A wild t-storm blew through the area this morning that left piles of hail stones at the end of the gutters on the back of our garage.
Hail Storm
Longest Days (novembergale)
This photo was taken around 9:45 p.m. which still shows a bit of the lingering sunset during these longest days of the year.
Longest Days
Lone Boater (novembergale)
A lone boater scoots across the calm waters of Lake Erie at sunset tonight.
Lone Boater
American Goldfinch (novembergale)
American Goldfinch
Apparition (novembergale)
A strange sunset tonight with a dark phantom-like cloud in the mix.
Apparition
Brood Patch (novembergale)
The brood patch on this female Rose-breasted Grosbeak is visible on her underside.
Brood Patch
Stormy Sunset (novembergale)
Stormy Sunset
Yummy! (novembergale)
Red-bellied Woodpecker with a big helping of suet from the feeder.
Yummy!
Purple Finch (novembergale)
A tough one to ID but this is definitely a Purple not a House Finch. Deeply notched tail, purple head with an even darker crown and his back is edged with pink. A prominent local birder of the past named Roger Tory Peterson once described them as sparrows dipped in raspberry juice.
Purple Finch
Spring Finale (novembergale)
A subdued sunset in the hazy evening sky on the last day of Spring 2012.
Spring Finale
Flying Lessons (novembergale)
These fledglings didn't look too interested in their flying lessons today.
Flying Lessons
Skimmer (novembergale)
Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
Skimmer
point of no return... (novembergale)
...until tomorrow!
point of no return...
Defensive Posture (novembergale)
I'm fairly certain this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird has a nest in the bush behind her. No one can go near it without her flying out of it and chattering at any intruder including other hummingbirds.
Defensive Posture
On Guard (novembergale)
I'm fairly certain this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird has a nest in the bush behind her. No one can go near it without her flying out of it and chattering at any intruder including other hummingbirds.
On Guard
Southern Sky at Sunset (novembergale)
Low clouds in the southern sky reflect tonight's sunset and give off a dramatic glow.
Southern Sky at Sunset
Northern Broken Dash Skipper (novembergale)
Big name for a tiny butterfly.
Northern Broken Dash Skipper
Cedar Waxwing (novembergale)
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing (novembergale)
Cedar Waxwing
On the Hunt (novembergale)
Cedar Waxwing hunting for insects closes in on its prey.
On the Hunt
Good Evening (novembergale)
Good Evening
Patience (novembergale)
A fledgling Oriole waits patiently at the top of the jelly feeder while dad feeds one of the other siblings.
Patience
Father Sky (novembergale)
Father Sky showing off for Mother Earth this evening!
Father Sky
Waxwing Irruption? (novembergale)
There are still large numbers of Cedar Waxwings in the area this week. I'm thinking there may be bird irruptions due to the heat in the midwest, fires in the west and drought in the south. There also seems to be unusually large numbers of Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks this year.
Waxwing Irruption?
Lunch (novembergale)
He swallowed it whole just seconds after I snapped this shot.
Lunch
Happy Half New Year! (novembergale)
Halfway through 2012...
Happy Half New Year!
Happy Half New Year! (novembergale)
Happy Half New Year!

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2. novembergale
1:39 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
Thanks again for leaving comments! I'm so glad you enjoy them!
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1. NumberWise
2:36 AM GMT on June 28, 2012
Wonderful! I enjoy the whole set of photos every time you add a new one. Thanks for sharing them!
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Nature photos from the Chautauqua Ridge in western New York State with great views of Lake Erie and Southern Ontario.