October 2012

By: novembergale , 11:00 PM GMT on October 01, 2012

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October 2012

October Glow (novembergale)
A tiny Pied-billed Grebe creates ripples in the glow of autumn reflections.
October Glow
Colorful Hills (novembergale)
The fall colors will peak within the next ten days in this area and then it will be all downhill from there.
Colorful Hills
Autumnal Reflections (novembergale)
Autumnal Reflections
A Slice of Autumn (novembergale)
A Slice of Autumn
School's Out! (novembergale)
Amish kids walking home after school this afternoon.
School's Out!
Walnut Falls (novembergale)
The village of Forestville was originally named Walnut Falls for this pretty little waterfall that is located in the middle of town. However, the name of the village was changed from Walnut Falls to Forestville in 1820.
Walnut Falls
Green Man (novembergale)
Green Man on a tree in Lily Dale, the world's largest center for the Science Philosophy and Religion of Spiritualism.
Green Man
The End is Near (novembergale)
Frost advisory for tonight...
The End is Near
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Heron in Action (novembergale)
Great Blue Heron splashing in head first to catch a fish.
Heron in Action
Altitude (novembergale)
Humans have no idea what true freedom is really like...
Altitude
We're Baaaaack! (novembergale)
Some of our winter birds showed up today! A flock of Dark-eyed Juncos descended on my bird feeders. They most likely spent their summer in Canada and will winter on the south side of the Great Lakes.
We're Baaaaack!
Niagara Gorge (novembergale)
Niagara Gorge
Autumn in Niagara (novembergale)
Autumn in Niagara
Niagara Gorge (novembergale)
Niagara Gorge
Niagara River (novembergale)
Niagara River
Feed Me! (novembergale)
Ring-billed Gull at the brink of Niagara Falls begging for food from the tourists.
Feed Me!
Yellow-rumped Warbler (novembergale)
An immature male Yellow-rumped Warbler migrating through on his first trip south for the winter.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Leolyn Hotel (novembergale)
The historic Leolyn Hotel in Lily Dale on a crystal clear autumn afternoon.
Leolyn Hotel
Eureka! (novembergale)
Eureka!
Autumn in the Swamp (novembergale)
Autumn in the Swamp
Lake Effect Rain (novembergale)
Sunny skies to the south highlight incoming lake effect rain storms from the north over Lake Erie.
Lake Effect Rain
Evening Grosbeaks!!! (novembergale)
I know this isn't a great shot but it's an important one for birders in this area and it's the best I could do in the rain today. Evening Grosbeaks showed up at my bird feeders today and I haven't seen them around here in years! I just read that this was going to be an irruption year for them and here they are. I sure hope they stick around all winter.
Evening Grosbeaks!!!
Golden-crowned Kinglet (novembergale)
These guys are barely larger than a hummingbird and flit around nearly as fast. They are in constant motion and it took quite a while for me to catch one sitting still for a brief moment.
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Evening Grosbeak (novembergale)
More winter birds have arrived! A small flock of seven Evening Grosbeak have been visiting my feeders for the last two days. We haven't had them in several years so this looks like it truly is an irruption year for them.
Evening Grosbeak
Balmy Morning (novembergale)
Temperatures early in the day were in the 70's but quickly fell 20 degrees by late afternoon.
Balmy Morning
A Path in the Woods (novembergale)
A Path in the Woods
Good Riddance! (novembergale)
Good riddance Sandy! She didn't do as much damage here in western New York as was predicted but we did have three inches of rain yesterday and 65 mph gusts of wind. Lake Erie calmed down just as fast as it was whipped up because it's the shallowest of the Great Lakes. You can see the contrast between the churned up sandy water and dark blue/green line on the horizon where the lake gets deeper.
Good Riddance!

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
5:28 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
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4. novembergale
6:24 PM GMT on October 21, 2012
The Grosbeaks are back again today but I haven't been able to get a good shot yet because the lighting has been very difficult. I have squirrels but they are not aggressive and the Blue Jays and Hawks do a good job of chasing them off.
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3. NumberWise
1:29 AM GMT on October 21, 2012
How cool is that! Evening grosbeaks used to be regulars at our feeders, but I, too, haven't seen them in years.

So now let's talk about squirrels.... My feeders, like many in this area, are overrun with ravenous, aggressive, and fearless gray squirrels.
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2. novembergale
11:50 AM GMT on October 02, 2012
Thanks again for your nice comments! Enjoy!!!
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1. NumberWise
11:51 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Ah-ha! October's blog! I do like the way you collect photos into a blog, and I always love the photos you choose. That's lots of ripples from a little bird.
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Nature photos from the Chautauqua Ridge in western New York State with great views of Lake Erie and Southern Ontario.