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Posts Tagged "autumn"

Autumn Meadowhawk

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

Autumn Meadowhawk

We are really at the end of the insect season now, and here was likely the last Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly of the season for me last week. Our warm stretch allowed life to flourish a little longer than usual, a continuing impact of our changing climate. Each year we seem to be setting new records for the earliest spotted and latest recorded individuals of species of butterflies, birds, and sometimes even flowers. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Bad Hair Day

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016

Bad Hair Day

Don’t worry, Savannah Sparrow, bad hair days happen to all of us. Speaking of that, our collective feathers and hair are all about to be blown away. We had a warm and very not November-like stretch but the snow is coming to Chautauqua County! Be safe and enjoy the beginning act of the winter...

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Great Blue Heron

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

Great Blue Heron

Check out this Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) sitting on one of the new reef balls at Stratford Point. I’m glad it found the spot inviting! Yes, new reef balls have been put in place along the north shore to expand on the success of the pilot project, and I will show and tell you more about them in an upcoming post. Now if a Snowy Owl could be sitting on one in the next couple of weeks I would not object… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Hairy Woodpecker

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016

Hairy Woodpecker

It seems like things are looking up for this Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)! Sorry, that was pretty bad…but she’s a pretty underrated and quite pretty...

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American Goldfinch

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

American Goldfinch

The summer shades may have worn away but there is still an awful lot to like about this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis). This November bird is one of many we can enjoy even as the rest of the colors begin to fade around us. They can be one of the more confusing species to some people who see them at their feeders this time of year owing to the variability in their molt, even if those birders have their handy Peterson Field Guide. The finch’s dull and patchy winter look may seem strange as it is such a shift from their glowing...

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