Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Goodbye to Summer

Below are a series of images taken at the end of the 2010 summer season.

A female Cape May Warbler blends in well with the golden pine needles


A beautiful Monarch Butterfly flutters from bloom to bloom


A striking juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron perches over the pond in search of a finned catch


A busy skipper kicks up particles of pollen


A pretty little Magnolia Warbler flits among the tree branches


Eight young Eastern Bluebirds and one Chipping Sparrow bathe and play in our bird "spa" area ~ We spotted 23 bluebirds over a 15 minute period in and around the bird bath that day! Definitely one of the highlights of my summer.


A lovely Yellow-throated Vireo scans the tree branches for sustenance ~ A life bird for me!


A Silver-spotted Skipper steps lightly atop Foxtail Grass


A Yellow-rumped Warbler (also known as Butter Butt) comes in for a landing


A Northern Cardinal finds some tasty seeds to her liking


Two Monarch Butterflies delight in blossoming wild flowers


A Large Milkweed Bug scales a flowering plant

20 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh Julie, you've done it again! A visit to your blog is ALWAYS a delight.
FABULOUS images!

AleR said...

Great shoots!!!

PoetessWug said...

Is the summer really gone now?! :-( Well, at least we have your beautiful photos to look at again and again. I think we'll need them too, when all that snow starts to fall!!!

forestal said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures and some great birds. I am envious of the site of all the bluebirds at the feeders.

BirdGalAlcatraz said...

In a word, stunning! I never fail to be astonished and delighted at every new post you share with us.

capturethesoul said...

Another series of absolutely stunning images! It's always a JOY to see a new post from you Julie! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

Kimberley W. said...

Absolutely stunning photographs! Love that Magnolia Warbler!

echo said...

Fantastic macro shots!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

I totally enjoyed this post. Wonderful images. 23 bluebirds! I went through them looking for a favorite or two but couldn't choose - I love 'em all!

SouthernSass said...

Stunning photos - I loved every one of them!

Ellen said...

Beautiful! Thanks to The Zen Birdfeeder for sharing this post, and your blog!

The Early Birder said...

A stunning and captivating colourful selection Julie. FABulous.

DIANA. BRUNA said...

Veramente meravigliose e perfette le tue foto.
Complimenti
Bruna

Beverly Everson said...

Stunning images!!!! Excellent work--as always!

JRandSue said...

Amazing photography,fantastic combinations,superb Macro images.
Great show.
John.

Jen said...

Wow what a wonderful variety of photos!! Really great post!

Bill S. said...

I loved the post and the pictures. Your photos are classics.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

So many wonderful captures to end a lovely season. That juvenile Black-crowned night heron sure made me smile :)

Christina Hollis said...

So beautiful - thank you so much for sharing these wonderful images!

holdingmoments said...

Superb summer reminders. Beautiful, every one.