Hello my blogging friends!
What better way to begin than with a sunrise? This picture was taken at dawn, and shows a colorful sky with fog rising from the Watertown Hills.
It was a beautiful summer and colorful autumn here in Connecticut. I still am not able to get out for daily nature walks, but I do get out for awhile on weekends, so I make the best of the time and enjoy what is possible. Below are some images of a few of nature's gifts that I've seen in the past couple of months...
The sighting of this Long Tailed Weasel was a surprise for me. Isn't he adorable?
This is a baby Clapper Rail. I heard more of them than ever before, but only actually saw them a couple of times. Generally, they stay hidden deep in the marsh grasses offering me only fleeting glimpses.
Great Blue Heron
Red Tailed Hawk
Hammonasset State Park in CT had a number of confusing herons, leaving even some experienced birders wondering if they were looking at Little Blue Herons moving from white phase to blue, or if they were a mix of Little Blue and Tri-Colored Herons. I think this is a Little Blue, but I really am not sure.
White Throated Sparrow
Close-up of a Red Tailed Hawk. Isn't she a beauty?
I don't know gulls... I just took a fancy to this one
The migration of Tree Swallows was impressive this year
I was excited to see this Bald Eagle one day in Madison. I hadn't seen one in the wild for several years
Have you ever seen a tagged Monarch Butterfly? I hadn't!
Lovely White Tailed Deer
Handsome Mallard Drake
American Kestrel (female)
A path in Litchfield
These deer where playing tag in Mom's backyard
Double Crested Cormorant... check out that beautiful blue eye!
Black Crowned Night Heron
Yellow Shafted Flicker
Great Egret shaking out its feathers
White Winged Crossbill (male)
Female Red Crossbill
And yes! October snow again! And yes! After another hurricane! Crazy weather. This time the snow was only a few inches and it was gone very soon.
Winter will be here soon, and if the fat little squirrel with its thick coat outside my window is any indication, perhaps we are in for a cold winter???
Of the four babies and Mama (from past posts), we now only have two of the youngsters left.
Thank you for your visits, comments, and notes. I'm still not able to immerse myself into the blogging scene like the old days, but I sure do miss it. I hope everything is going well for you all and I wish you a wonderful holiday season.