Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Black-Tipped Darner



 Black-Tipped Darner 
(Thanks to Greg D. for correct identification.)







Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I took my brother and sister-in-law on a short morning walk at Hopkinton State Park.  They are visiting from Georgia and are really enjoying the remains of our fall foliage.

 Red-Bellied Woodpecker



 Savannah Sparrow


 Canada geese

Sassafras

Late morning, we added my niece and my husband to our group and headed over to Mt. Auburn Cemetery to see the foliage and climb the Washington Tower for the view of Boston.





 Red-Tailed Hawk



 Blue Jay



Last stop - lunch at Durgin Park in Boston:  fried seafood platter, fried clams, lobster roll, lobster macaroni & cheese and chicken pot pie.




I refused to take any photos of the pigeons.  Even though they are things with wings, I can't stand them....


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Late Fall Foliage

Hopkinton State Park




 Working on ID




 Black-Shouldered Spinylegs dragonfly (female)
(Thanks to Nick B on Northeast Odonata FB page for ID)




 Baby snapping turtle....dead or alive?





Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Admiral

I visited Cushing Memorial Park again today, thinking I might find some fall warblers eating those berries.  No luck on the warblers, but I did see a gorgeous fresh Red Admiral fluttering around a dogwood tree.  That was a very nice surprise!

 Red Admiral

 Cabbage White

And one of my favorite trees during foliage season:



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunset Rainbow

It rained today.  Hard.  Heavy.  Almost the entire day.  At about 5:45PM, I happened to look outside and notice that the sky to the west was yellow.  Yellow!  I grabbed my camera and ran to the car.  I had to get to Hopkinton State Park, to the water, as fast as possible before the light disappeared.  As soon as I turned into the state park, I saw a beautiful rainbow overhead, just above bright and beautiful fall foliage.  I kept driving to the water, and I only had a few moments once I was there, but it was beautiful.  A rainbow to the east, raindrops all around, underlit clouds to the west.  A beautiful ending to what had been an ugly day!