Jeff Crawn Wildlife Photography - Sights of Sussex County, New Jersey



2017!

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With the rut in full swing I'm starting to see some good bucks.


November 4, 2017


































November 2, 2017


















October 31, 2017


















October 30, 2017




























































October 20, 2017



























I was able to locate a couple of nice bucks in early season.

Whitetail Deer-September 12, 2017








































































Whitetail Deer-September 11, 2017














Whitetail Deer-September 4, 2017














































































Whitetail Deer-August 28, 2017






























Whitetail Deer-August 27, 2017 First bucks out of velvet











































































Whitetail Deer-August 24, 2017






























Whitetail Deer-August 22, 2017





























































































Whitetail Deer-August 20, 2017
























Whitetail Deer-August 19, 2017


























































Whitetail Deer-August 16, 2017



















Whitetail Deer-August 14, 2017





















































Whitetail Deer-August 12, 2017































































































Whitetail Deer-August 10, 2017




















Whitetail Deer-August 9, 2017

















































































































































Whitetail Deer-August 8, 2017

























































Whitetail Deer-August 8, 2017


















Whitetail Deer-August 3, 2017






































































































Whitetail Deer-August 1, 2017


































































































































































Whitetail Deer-July 27, 2017
































Whitetail Deer-July 26, 2017

















































Whitetail Deer-July 19, 2017
























































Whitetail Deer-July 18, 2017












































































Got some butterflies on my bushes outback.
Monarch-July 21, 2017





































Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-July 29, 2017


















American Lady-July 30, 2017
















A friend of mine found this Wood Turtle in the road in Lafayette and brought it over for some pics.
Wood Turtle-July 16, 2017





































This year I was fortunate to have a family of foxes living near my yard. I was lucky and got some great shots. 
Red Fox-June 19, 2017



















Red Foxes-July 7, 2017





























































































I got 2nd place at the NJ State Fair with this shot.



































Hello everyone, Ive been out a bunch recently getting some good shots with a couple of first of species for me. Cerulean Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo.

I Finally made it down to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on June 15 and had a pretty good day.

Little Blue Heron-June 15, 2017





































American Oystercatcher-June 15, 2017



















Osprey-June15, 2017









































Snowy Egret-June 15, 2017



















Northern Diamondback Terrapin-June 15,  2017


































I was lucky enough to run across this Northern Parula on Struble Rd. in Stokes State Forest.

Northern Parula-June 8, 2017










































































































Yellow Warbler-June 8, 2017















Got all these shots across from the Flatbrook river.

American Redstart-June 7, 2017


























































Great Crested Flycatcher-June 7, 2017












Prairie Warbler-June 5, 2017




















































































































Indigo Bunting(Female)-June 5, 2017

















Black-billed Cuckoo-June 5, 2017


























Yellow Warbler-June 5, 2017










































Blue-winged Warbler-June 2, 2017









































































Common Yellowthroat-June 2, 2017






























Cerulean Warbler-June 2, 2017





















































































Prairie Warbler-June 1, 2017
























































Blue Winged Warbler-June 1, 2017

















Indigo Bunting-June 1, 2017



















Red-eyed Vireo-June 1, 2017


















Scarlet Tanager-June 1, 2017







































The warblers have arrived in full force. I got these on Sunrise Mountain Rd.
Scarlet Tanager-May 17, 2017


































Hooded Warbler-May 17, 2017


















Canada Warbler-May 17, 2017
















































Eastern Towhee-May 12, 2017


















Red-eyed Vireo-May 12, 2017













Black-throated Green-May 12, 2017





























Hooded Warbler-May 8, 2017























American Redstart-May 8, 2017















Indigo Bunting-May 10, 2017





Blue-winged Warbler-May 10, 2017
























Chestnut-sided Warbler-May 10, 2017












































Finally got out to look for warblers. Only saw a few but it's early.
Prairie Warbler-May 3, 2017







































My friend tipped me off to find this Great Horned Owl nest.
April 19, 2017




























I found this Bald Eagle catching and eating 2 painted turtles at Hainesville WMA.
Bald Eagle-February 23, 2017

























































































I got this Red-shouldered Hawk in NY.
Red-shouldered Hawk-February 16, 2017





























I know it's been a while since my last update. Been shooting Short-eared Owls for last couplmonths. Here are a few shots.
Short-eared Owls-January 19, 2017











































January 6, 2017

























January 5, 2017

























December 28, 2016


















































December 20, 2016


































Found this same American Kestrel again hover hunting in NY. January 6, 2017











































Male Northern Harrier AKA-Grey Ghost in NY. December 28, 2016





































Found this American Kestrel hover hunting in NY. 
American Kestrel-December 16, 2016


























































I also got a chance to shoot some Northern Harriers too. 
Northern Harrier-December 8, 2016




























































Well I finally came upon a big buck. It was on the first day of deer season. I also have pics of him last year too. December 5, 2016

















































I saw this small 6pt in Andover. November 8, 2016




















I was lucky to find this 8pt for the second year in a row. November 2, 2016




























I found the Merlin again in Andover close to my house in really good light. November 6, 2016
Merlin





























































I came across this Red-tailed Hawk in Andover the other day with a crow it killed.  November 1, 2016




































































The rut is on! Found these 2 bucks really chasing does hard. October 31, 2016








































I also got a couple little birds in my driveway.
Black-capped Chickadee-October 17, 2016




















Ruby-crowned Kinglet-October 17, 2016


















I saw the Merlin again in the same spot a couple days later, this time in much better light.
Merlin-October 17, 2016









































































I was  very fortunate to see this awesome falcon right near my house in Andover.
Merlin-October 12, 2016



























































I came across a mother bear with 4 cubs this day. Unfortunately she was photo shy but I managed one shot of a single cub.
October  7, 2016















This was a huge surprise in my yard. 
Shadow Darner-September 23, 2016

























I have a bunch of trail cam pictures of this buck. I was fortunate enough to see him in daylight the other day.
September 23, 2016








































Sorry it's been a while since the last update. It's been really tough finding any nice bucks. 
September 21, 2016


































Got a couple more decent bucks recently. 

August 23, 2016





































August 20, 2016




























August 19, 2016



































Finally found my first big buck of the year and he's a slammer! The biggest 8pt I've ever photographed. Plus there was another nice buck with him I got. August 10, 2016
































































































































































Some butterflies have started showing up in my butterfly garden.
Monarch-August 4, 2016





































Easter Tiger-Swallowtail-August 4, 2016


















Hummingbird Clearwing Moth-August 4, 2016





















Imperial Moth-August 2, 2016


















Blue Dasher-August 1, 2016

















Laurel Sphinx Moth-July 31, 2016






















Well I made another trip down to Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey and got a few good shots. August 3, 2016
Great Blue Heron


















Osprey



























































Snowy Egret















































































Great Egret




















Black Skimmer




























































































































Forsters Tern








































Double-crested Cormorants




























































Seaside Dragonlets






























































I headed to Lake Oquitunk in Stokes State Forest to look for dragonflies and it turned out pretty good.

Widow Skimmer-July 21, 2016
















Eastern Amberwing-July 21, 2016





















Violet Dancers mating-July 21, 2016












Banded Pennant-July 20, 2016








































Halloween Pennant-July 20, 2016

















Violet Dancer-July 20, 2016



















Halloween Pennants mating-July 20, 2016




















Female Halloween Pennant-July 18, 2016























Halloween Pennant-July 13, 2016





















Turqouise Bluett with Eastern Amberwing-July 13, 2016


















Emerald Spreadwing-July 13, 2016





















Slaty Skimmer-July 13, 2016























Eastern Amberwing-July 11, 2016




















Banded Pennant-July 11, 2016










































Halloween Pennants mating-July 11, 2016




















Halloween Pennant-July 7, 2016








































Halloween Pennant Female-July 7, 2016





















Halloween Pennant-July 7, 2016




















Had a chance to head up to Thunder Mountain again for more dragonflies. June 30, 2016 
Blue Dasher





















Widow Skimmer




















Slaty Skimmer









































Halloween Pennant



















Eastern Kingbird





















12 Spotted Skimmer





















Spangled Skimmer




















Eastern Pondhawk













Well I finally made it to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey and wasn't disappointed! June 15, 2016
Ospreys


















































































Black-crowned Night Heron



























































Blue Grosbeak



















































































Red Winged Blackbird































































Great Egret


















Snowy Egret








































Diamondback Terrapins




































I found this Brown Thrasher still roaming my backyard.
Brown Thrasher-June 12, 2016





































Brown Thrasher-June 11, 2016












































When I was coming home I spotted this small fox on the side of the road.
Red Fox-June 10, 2016
































































































Even more Yellow Warblers from Thunder Mountain Rd.
Yellow Warbler-June 10, 2016






































































Yellow Warbler-June 9, 2016




































































Thunder Mountain is a good spot for warblers.
Yellow Warbler-June 6, 2016
















































Blue-winged Warbler-June 6, 2016































Female Hooded Merganser-June 6, 2016















I got extremely lucky when I came upon this Eastern Box Turtle in the road. Only the 4th I've ever seen. June 6, 2016




























































Got this House Wren in my yard. June 5, 2016




























Back at Thunder Mountain for even more dragonflies. June 2, 2016
Widow Skimmer


















Chalk-fronted Corporal


















Dot-tailed Whiteface




















Calico Pennant































Went to my favorite warbler spot in Stokes State Forest and got this Magnolia Warbler. 
June 2, 2016





































June 1, 2016
































At Thunder Mountain there were many Dragonflies out over these two days.
Dot-tailed Whiteface-May 30




















Female Common Whitetail





















Northern Water Snake











Great Blue Heron



























Song Sparrow
























Bull Frog











Common Whitetail-May 26, 2016

































Chalk-fronted Corporal-May 26, 2016















Dot-tailed Whiteface-May 26, 2016

















Went up Sunrise Mountain and got a few Prairie Warblers. May 26, 2016














































































Indigo Bunting-May 26, 2016



































Took a few trips up to Thunder Mountain and got some good stuff.

Chalk-fronted Corporal-May 25, 2016






















Baby geese-May 25, 2016























Indigo Bunting-May 24, 2016




















Northern Flicker-May 24, 2016
























Female Hooded Warbler-May 24, 2016






















Common Yellowthroat-May 24, 2016




















Female Redwing Blackbird-May 21, 2016
























Cedar Waxwings-May 21, 2016






















Eastern Kingbird-May 21, 2016























I was in Stokes State Forest the other day when I got this Blackburnian Warbler. May 19, 2016




























































I got really lucky when I spotted this Baltimore Oriole nest. May 17, 2016






























I went back to Thunder Mountain and got a couple nice Yellow Warbler shots.
May 18, 2016













Eastern Kingbird-May 18. 2016




















May 17, 2016









































I was in my room when I looked out the window and saw this Brown Thrasher on my turtle pond. I grabbed my camera and got outside to get some shots.
May 16, 2016





























































I was in Montague the other day where I got a couple of warblers.
Golden-winged Warbler-May 15, 2016 My second ever.




















































































Chestnut-sided Warbler-May 15, 2016







































This time I was in Stokes State forest where I came across this Hairy Woodpecker May 11, 2016































Went up Sunrise Mountain Rd and found this Eastern Towhee. May 10, 2016
Eastern Towhee






































Well the bears came back the other day. Luckily I was downstairs and had my camera ready.
May 10, 2016















































































































When I came home there were 3 bears in my yard.
Black Bear-May 5, 2016





































































































Went to Thunder Mountain the other day to see how it was and was glad I did!
Green Heron-May 5, 2016





























































Belted Kingfisher-May 5, 2016


















































I got up to Old Mine Rd the other day to check for warblers and wasn't disappointed.
Prairie Warbler-April 28, 2016
















































































Blue-winged Warbler-April 28, 2016



















Black & White Warbler-April 28, 2016
































Northern Parula-April 27, 2016













































































Prairie Warbler-April 27, 2016







































Got this Blue Jay outback as well.

Blue Jay-April 26, 2016
























While outside by my turtle pond I heard the tell tale song of an Eastern Towhee. It wasn't long til I located him.

Eastern Towhee-April 25, 2016





























































Northern Cardinal-April 25, 2016









































I got back to the Hainsville WMA the other day and got some good shots.

Palm Warbler-April 16, 2016





































Song Sparrow-April 16, 2016


























































Wood Duck-April 16, 2016








Eastern Bluebird -April 14, 2016



























































Palm Warbler-April 14, 2016





















Osprey-April 14, 2016















Red-tailed Hawk-April 14, 2016














Ring-necked Ducks-April 14, 2016








































Bufflehead at Culver Lake-April 12, 2016







I know it's been a while but I finally got out of the house the other day.
 Found this immature Bald Eagle at Thunder Mountain the other day. Watched it grab 2 painted turtles in a span of twenty minutes. Pretty cool. 

Bald Eagle-March 31, 2016















































 
Hainsville WMA-March 1, 2016
Mute Swan








































































For a year I had been spotting this Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk on a road in Lafayette but always far away. Well I lucked out and finally caught him close to the road!
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk-January 28, 2016




















































































Eastern Screech Owl-January 28, 2016











Was at Liberty Marsh a couple days and got some good shots. Here are a few.
Immature Red-tailed Hawk-January 28, 2016













































































American Goldfinch-January 28, 2016



















American Tree Sparrow-January 28, 2016














Northern Harrier-January 27, 2016































































On my way home from the eagles I spotted this Red-shouldered Hawk on the side of the road. Lucky for me he let me take a few pics before flying off. January 19, 2016































 
Finally got up to the reservoir to look for eagles and wasn't disappointed. January 19, 2016






















































































































Here are my first Winter raptors of the season. 
Rough-legged Hawk (Light morph) December 10, 2015


































































Northern Harrier






























Got  some more nice bucks recently.
November 20, 2015





































November 15, 2015




















































































November 13, 2015






















































































































November 11, 2015







































November 6, 2015










































November 3, 2015
















































November 1, 2015




































































October 29, 2015











































Making a scrape
















































































October 26, 2015




















October 22, 2015









































Lip curling











































October 19, 2016




































More Autumn Meadowhawks. September 6, 2015



































Got these Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonflies at my house. September 2, 2015
Female






















Male





















Bumblebee










Been seeing some nice bucks recently.
August 28, 2015


































August 26, 2015
















August 24, 2015






















Saw this big bear in Lafayette following another smaller bear. August 24, 2015





























Got lucky and saw this Giant Swallowtail on my butterfly bush. August 15, 2015
































While driving in Paulinskill I came upon this fox with the mange which is fatal. August 8, 2015







































Was lucky enough to find these nice bucks out in full velvet. August 1, 2015











































































































Went back to find the coyote pups and was pleasantly surprised to find them playing in the fields again. July 24, 2015























































































Also ran into these coyote pups in Andover the other night. July 22, 2015















































































Got even more dragonflies the other day at Thunder Mountain. July 22, 2014
Common Green Darner in Flight









































Halloween Pennant





















Blue Dasher

















Got some more dragonflies at lake Oquitunk. July 21, 2015
Banded Pennant






















Female Eastern Pondhawk






































Halloween Pennant




















Slaty Skimmer











Scarlet Tanager in my backyard waterfall. July 11, 2014











The Red-shouldered Hawks have all fledged the nest! July 10, 2015
















Some more dragonflies from Thunder Mountain. July 10, 2015
Halloween Pennant
































Calico Pennant














Common Green Darner














Got a couple new dragonfly species for me at Lake Ocquitunk. July 6, 2015
Calico Pennant









































Banded Pennant





















Widow Skimmer




















Slaty Skimmer














































Update on the Red-shouldered Hawk nest. Chicks are getting much bigger. July 2, 2015










































Got out to shoot a few Dragonflies the other day in Jefferson. June 22, 2015
Slaty Skimmer
































Dot-tailed Whiteface


















Had a chance to visit the Red-shouldered Hawk nest to check on the babies that are growing fast. June 19, 2015















































Finally made my first trip down to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey for 2015. I wasn't disappointed. June 8, 2015

Black Skimmers
















































































Osprey with a fish.




















Osprey in the grass.










































Glossy Ibis








































Great Egret





























Laughing Gull
















Forsters Tern

















Purple Martin



















Eastern Mud Turtle














Red-shouldered Hawk in nest with babies. June 5, 2015






















Whitetail fawn at Crater Lake. June 5, 2015












Red-bellied Woodpecker in DWGNRA. June 5, 2015







































Great-crested Flycatcher in my backyard. May 31, 2015




















































































Indigo Bunting along Old Mine Road in DWGNRA. May 29, 2015
































Another Black & White Warbler in DWGNRA. May 27, 2015































Common Grackle in DWGNRA. May 27, 2015





























Black & White Warbler in Walpack area of DWGNRA. May 22, 2015
































Chippping Sparrow in Stokes State Forest. May 22, 2015



















Baltimore Oriole in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015


















































Eastern Phoebe in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015














Indigo Bunting also in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015















Red-shouldered Hawk in the nest in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015















My first ever Blackburnian Warbler in Stokes State Forest! May 20, 2015
































Blue-winged Warbler on Old Mine Road in DWGNRA. May 13, 2015







Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Watergate Recreational Site in DWGNRA. May 13, 2015
















Black-throated Green Warbler again in Stokes State Forest. May 13, 2015

















Black-throated Green warbler in Stokes State Forest. May 7, 2015
















Veery in Stokes State Forest. May 7, 2013











Black Bear sow I saw in Walpack area of DWGNRA. May 4. 2015

































































































American Redstart in Walpack. May 4, 2015














Blue-grey Gnatcatcher in DWGNRA. April 29, 2015
































Beaver eating tree buds. April 29, 2015





























































Green Heron in Pauilinskill WMA. April 28, 2015




















Brown Thrasher in Tillmans Ravine area of Stokes State Forest. April 16, 2015














Wood Duck at Thunder Mountain. April 16, 2015













Pileated Woodpecker handiwork at big Flatbrook in Walpack. March 30, 2015







Great Blue Herons on the Paulinskill River. March 30, 2015



































































American Coot in Lafayette. March 30, 2015
















Ring-necked Duck at Hillside Park in Andover. March 30, 2015
















American Coot & American Kestrel in Lafayette. March 29, 2015


































































Some more recent raptor activity and also some backyard shots. It's been FREEZING the last week so I'm trying to get some good shots when I can from my yard.

Red-tailed Hawk-February 5, 2015



















































Northern Harrier-February 5, 2015


















Grey Ghost-February 5, 2015

































Red-bellied Woodpecker-February 2, 2015
































Downy Woodpecker-February 2, 2015
















White-throated Sparrow-February 2, 2015































Blue Jay-February 2, 2015















Dark-eyed Junco-January 28, 2015











Finally we got some snow and the Short-eared Owls came out early. There were 3 hanging on the ground until a Harrier came and spooked them up. Luckily they came kinda close before going back down.
January 28, 2015



















































































Finally just before dark they got up in the last bit of sunlight.




























































Plus a Red-tailed Hawk kept flying by a little far away.








With my health being so bad I haven't been out much but did get out the other day and saw this Grey Ghost.
January 23, 2015
































I ended up getting really lucky by sitting down to eat some yogurt when this Red-bellied Woodpecker landed at my set up. 

January 16, 2015




























































Downy Woodpecker





















Got this Light-morph Rough-legged Hawk on January 13, 2015.



















Got some more raptors as it's getting really cold. Had to tough out 19degree weather with 30mph windgusts but it was well worth my hand freezing off!

Grey Ghost-January 5, 2015






























































Female Harriers-January 5, 2015


































































































































First trip out of the new year and saw a bunch of Rough-legged Hawks. Only got pics of this dark morph though. On the bright side I did see my first Short-eared Owl being attacked by a couple roughies. Just to far for shots.

Rough-legged Hawk(Dark Morph) January 2, 2015
































































Well 2014 has come and gone. Hard to imagine but it was a good year as I was able to photograph 96 different bird species only in NJ & NY. Got a handful of new species for me which was exciting. But now we're on to 2015. Hope it's as good or better!

Went out to look for some raptor activity and saw just a few harriers. But this Grey Ghost gave me a close fly by. December 11, 2014





































Well I was driving down the road one day when I came to a field with a few pheasants in it. I pulled over and got a few shots.
Ring-necked Pheasant-December 5, 2014





























































































Not much going on except around my house. Here are a few of my backyard visitors.
White-breasted Nuthatch-November 21 & 27, 2014







































Dark-eyed Junco-November 27, 2014






















Female Northern Cardinal-November 29, 2014


















Saw my first Fox Sparrow of the year in my yard. November 18, 2014


















Some more Northern Harriers.

These were taken withe Canons new 7D MarkII camera. Pretty pleased with the results. November 12, 2014









































































 November 3, 2014




































With the rut now in full swing the big bucks are really starting to show up! This has been the best rut I've seen in a long time!

Saw this 7pt with a messed up eye probably injured in a fight with another buck. November 16, 2014









































Finally caught up with this buck I hadn't seen in 3 months. November 12, 2014





































Sometimes you get really lucky on a nice cold morning and catch a couple big ones after a hot doe! November 10, 2014













































Whenever you see a rub this size you know there's a big buck around! November 9, 2014















Sometimes they are laying right next to the rub itself! November 9, 2014



























Only the third drop tine buck I've ever seen in NJ. November 3, 2014








































Big 10pt on Halloween looking for does. October 31, 2014



















































Lip Curling









































Another 8pt lip curling in same field.



















A buck I named "Goal Post". October 27, 2014








































Another couple nice bucks a month or so before the rut. September 25, 2014






































Was looking in the old duck box for screech owls and finally saw one. This year it's a grey version. October 31, 2014
Eastern Screech Owl























Got a chance to look for harriers finally and saw a few which looks good for this season. October 27, 2014





























































White-breasted Nuthatch out back. October 24, 2014

































Fall is moving fast and the birds are really moving. Here are a few I've seen in my yard.
Blue Jay-October 18, 2014























Tufted Titmouse-October 18, 2014




















White-breasted Nuthatch-October 17, 2014








































Golden-crowned Kinglet-October 15, 2014




































Ruby-crowned Kinglet-October 15, 2014







































I was in my driveway when I saw a lot of birds milling thru the woods. I got my camera and saw a Magnolia Warbler and a bunch of Ruby & Golden-crowned Kinglets but was only able to get a decent photo of this Ruby-crowned. October 10, 2014






































Got lucky sitting at the kitchen table when this Blue Jay landed on my driftwood perch.  October 3, 2014

















I got this really cool moth on the back of my house one morning. I came in and looked it up and it is a Darling Underwing Moth. October 2, 2014

















A couple more Monarch shots from last week in my yard
Monarch in backyard. September 20, 2014

























































This was a great find on the back on my house. My friend told me it's a White Underwing Moth. September 19, 2014


















Well I made my first Fall trip down to the Edwin B. Forsythe Reserve in south Jersey on Sepyember 18th. It turned out to be a good trip getting my first ever Tri-Colored Heron!

Tri-Colored Heron-September 18, 2014






































Tri-colored Heron with Snowy Egret. September 18, 2014


















Glossy Ibis with a fly over. September 18, 2014



















Black-crowned Night Heron in the trees. September 18, 2014



















Immature Black-crowned Night Heron.




















A few different Great Blue Herons from my day. September 18, 2014





























































Double-crested Cormorant on a wood structure. September 18, 2014








































Great Egret in the marsh & trees. September 18, 2014






































Another one flying alongside my car. 


















Snowy Egret coming in for landing. September 18, 2014




















Another Snowy Egret in full flight.



















I believe this is an immature Forster's Tern. September 18, 2014































































One of the last Ospreys hanging around. September 18, 2014
















Common Grackle-September 18, 2014




















Peregrine Falcon sitting in a tree. September 18, 2014





















Also saw a few warblers while there.
Immature Bay-breasted Warbler? September 18, 2014

















Yellow Warbler


















Immature Indigo Bunting



















Carolina Wren

















A couple butterflies stopped by in the last couple weeks.

Painted Lady-September 9, 2014




























































Monarch-September 5, 2014





































Female Band-winged Meadowhawk?-September 5, 2014














My friend found this Eastern Box Turtle the other day by my house. It's not everyday you see one of these. September 3, 2014




























Couldn't believe it as one evening I was in the driveway cleaning my car when I heard 2 Barred Owls calling way down the road. I played my call a couple times thru my car and 5 minutes later 4 showed up! 2 were across the street on the opposite ridge and 2 were next to my driveway. It was getting dark and they were high up but at least I managed a couple half decent shots before they left. Pretty awesome as I never thought I'd get an owl picture from my driveway!
Barred Owl-August 30, 2014

































Really nice 10pt I saw in Newton. August 24, 2014





















Saw a nice little 8pt the other day. August 17, 2014














Got my first monarch of the year outback. There really seems to be a big decline in them this year. August 16, 2014







































This Bluebird was raising a family in my bird box and was constantly bringing in food for the babies like this grasshopper. August 14, 2014


















Found a nice thistle bush with lots of activity. August 13, 2014

American Goldfinch








































Spicebush Swallowtail



















Eastern Tiger Swallowtail