The spring migration and breeding season is now over for the birds. The heat of the summer is starting to subside and life around is starting to take a rest.
It’s a bit quiet at the manor, but the fall migration season is just around the corner.
Some leaves are already starting to turn color, even though summer is far from being over.
The bird nests have been abandoned. Some falling out of the trees so carefully placed before. Others still quite secure in their secret nook.
But the photographer’s lament, the mosquitoes are out in full force. Finding the best light later in the day, is also prime mosquito time. With my short foray through the garden for these little discoveries, the mosquitoes enjoyed their buffet and I returned with no less than six bites. Ouch!
To throw in one more goodie for good measure, this is a juvenile Red Tail Hawk I saw yesterday in the neighborhood. What a sight to see.
I’ve often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings.
Because, you’re not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest.
You’re… sometimes… they’re gonna have to be able to fly by themselves.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Birds, Nature
It’s getting to be that time! Beautiful hawk pic, just excellent!!
Thank you so much ! I loved seeing that hawk, he was pretty awesome.
Yes, time is moving on…lots of acorns falling from the trees already. Beautiful images…that hawk is incredible!
Isn’t that amazing? Where ever did the summer go? Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂
You must have sweet blood that mosquitoes are attracted to you. Handsome Hawk.
You have no idea..more like high cholesterol. They’re going for the fat ! 🙂 Thank you so much my dear.
Love the photos. I can’t believe how it’s like some one flipped a switch to start the transition to fall. A few days ago, I noticed one maple tree just starting to turn color, today, it was dozens of them.
Birding in the fall is tough, since the birds are no longer wearing their breeding plumage.
Ok..so it’s not just me noticing it then. Can’t find birds right now, they are so elusive. Although there were some cool shorebirds at a local dredging place. Way too far away for any pics though. 😦
Is even hard to find new blooming flowers. The summer ones are fading and the fall ones haven’t bloomed yet.
Awesome Hawk photo!
HAHA, got to laugh as you may have noticed no flower pics right? Thank you so much.
Beautiful hawk Emily!
Thank you Phil ! Hope all is going well in the marsh.
What a lovely series this is, Emily.
I am noticing some leaves changing here in NY, also.
Not sure I’m ready for this! 🙂
You are so kind Lisa. Thank you so much ! I’m not ready for summer to be over either. I’ve been having fun being in summer mode and just playing as much as I can.
I have a Female Cardinal sitting AGAIN crazy weather indeed here in New England
I bet you’re so excited for autumn to come. It must be glorious there.