September 2013

By: novembergale , 11:17 AM GMT on September 18, 2013

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September 2013

Semipalmated Sandpiper (novembergale)
Semipalmated Sandpiper
September Sunset (novembergale)
September Sunset
Choppy Seas (novembergale)
Choppy Seas
Eastern Towhee (novembergale)
Eastern Towhee
Hooded Warbler (novembergale)
The Hooded Warblers breed and nest in this area during the summer but will be leaving soon to spend the winter somewhere in Latin America or the Caribbean.
Hooded Warbler
Female Belted Kingfisher (novembergale)
The Belted Kingfisher is one of the few bird species where the female is more colorful than the male.
Female Belted Kingfisher
Juvenile Sanderling (novembergale)
Juvenile Sanderling
Southward Moving Sun (novembergale)
That's it. No more sunsets from the yard. The sun has moved too far south. I will have to go down to the lake or up the hill for sunset pics from now until spring.
Southward Moving Sun
Fox on the Beach (novembergale)
I never expected to see him there!
Fox on the Beach
Sheet Lightning (novembergale)
Sheet lightning over Lake Erie this evening.
Sheet Lightning
Late in the Day (novembergale)
The storm clouds finally moved out.
Late in the Day
Nipped by the Cold (novembergale)
Nipped by the Cold
Marsh Wren (novembergale)
Marsh Wren
Foggy Sunset (novembergale)
The fog was settling in as the sun was setting. It's going to be a chilly night with a chance of frost.
Foggy Sunset
Daytime Moonrise (novembergale)
Daytime Moonrise
Northern Parula (novembergale)
An immature Northern Parula Warbler migrating on his first trip south.
Northern Parula
Northern Parula Warbler (novembergale)
I love migration season! Happy travels little ones!
Northern Parula Warbler
Encore (novembergale)
With owls hooting to add to the effect!
Encore
Reflecting Summer's End (novembergale)
Reflecting Summer's End
Imperiled Species (novembergale)
I've seen very few Monarch Butterflies in the area this summer. Today was the first time I saw one in our yard. Considering the fact that we have seven acres full of milkweed and wildflowers, their absence is very disturbing. They are a species in big trouble right now and I hope they can survive this crash in their population.
Imperiled Species
Cloudy Sunset (novembergale)
Cloudy Sunset
Nashville Warbler (novembergale)
A Nashville Warbler eating grapes from wild vines growing on a pine tree in our yard.
Nashville Warbler
Golden-crowned Kinglet (novembergale)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Grape Harvest (novembergale)
Grape Harvest

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2. novembergale
3:38 PM GMT on September 24, 2013
Thank you! To quote Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring" ~ "The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the Universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
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1. NumberWise
2:13 AM GMT on September 24, 2013
Wonderful photos! Your photography, with its wide variety of subjects, does more to help us appreciate and value our environment than the harangues of liberal environmentalists. We naturally protect what we value.
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Nature photos from the Chautauqua Ridge in western New York State with great views of Lake Erie and Southern Ontario.