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Viewing Photos from May , 2012

May 31st, 2012 12:01:10pm

" Ebony Jewelwing "
Gorgeously marked, ebony jewelwing (a wide-winged damselfly) males have metallic blue-green bodies and black wings. You can spot them near wooded streams amongst other locales. They're easy to get close to, so long as you move slow. They fly off only a short distance before landing again. Taken at Burroughs Audubon Nature Club in Fishers on Wednesday.

May 31st, 2012 11:56:00am
" Eyed Brown "
Little eyed brown butterflies can be seen flying low to the ground for the meadow sedges they feed on. Taken at the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, in Fishers on Wednesday.

May 31st, 2012 9:41:39am

" Tompkins Youth Orchestra "
Wednesday night's Tompkins County Youth Orchestra's Spring Concert was held at Ithaca College's Ford Hall.

May 31st, 2012 8:56:43am
" Seneca Lake Sunrise "
After the storms in the area, Thursday's sunrise brought a sense of calm to the area. Temperatures had dropped and brought relief from the heat wave we had before the storm.

May 30th, 2012 6:30:10pm

" Checking out the Real Estate "
This Bluebird was found checking out the new "real estate" in our backyard on Wednesday morning in Phelps. I hope he moves in!

May 30th, 2012 12:24:14pm
" Path of Destruction "
Utility poles are snapped and strewn about and the barn in the background in missing it's roof after Tuesday's violent storm ravaged northern Seneca County.

May 30th, 2012 12:22:27pm

" Flying Metal "
This piece of a trailer park home was found wrapped around a tree after Tuesday's violent storm rolled through Seneca County.

May 30th, 2012 12:20:54pm
" Structure Down "
This barn was completely brought to the ground at a farm in Ovid after Tuesday afternoon's violent storm.

May 30th, 2012 12:19:29pm

" Pole Down "
Tuesday's storm caused this utility pole to snap and left it hanging over the suspended wires just south of Seneca Falls.

May 30th, 2012 12:17:27pm
" Storm Damage in Waterloo "
At the back of the Community Bank parking lot in downtown Waterloo, this tree split during Tuesday afternoon's storm. The crown of the tree didn't block the parking lot exit and didn't look like it caused any real damage.

May 30th, 2012 12:15:52pm

" Emergency Assistance "
Members of the Seneca Falls Fire Department stopped to make sure everyone was OK after Tuesday's storm at this residence and removed one of the trees blocking the driveway on Seneca Manor Drive.

May 30th, 2012 12:14:06pm
" Hail Damage "
The siding on this Waterloo home was damaged during Tuesday's storm as high winds and hail pelted the siding.

May 30th, 2012 12:09:12pm

" De-Roofing "
The roof of this barn in Waterloo ended up quite a distance from the structure after the Tuesday's storm moved through.

May 30th, 2012 11:41:24am
" Memorial Day in Midlakes "
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently joined students, parents and faculty at the 25th annual Midlakes Primary School Memorial Day celebration where he praised the efforts of our Nation's veterans and those members of our armed services serving here and abroad. Pictured are: Senator Mike Nozzolio and students from Amy Maslynís 1st grade class.

May 30th, 2012 11:38:41am

" BonaDent Lab Officially Opens "
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently joined state and local officials at the BonaDent Dental Laboratory's official opening where he recognized and congratulated members of the Bonafiglia family for their multi-million dollar investment in Seneca County and the creation of nearly 100 new jobs. Pictured left to right are: BonaDent President, Bruce Bonafiglia; BonaDent's founder, Angelo Bonafiglia; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Assemblyman Brian Kolb; Commissioner of New York State Department of Economic Development, Ken Adams; and President of NYSEG & RGE, Mark Lynch.

May 29th, 2012 11:00:21pm
" Aging Gracefully "
El Sparro takes a stroll down by the canal in Pittsford, NY. The chicks love his suave and debonair manner on display on Tuesday.

May 29th, 2012 7:26:57pm

" Hummingbird "
While I was sitting out on my deck in Benton relaxing on Sunday evening, I had quite a few hummingbirds come to my feeder. They are not an easy bird to photograph as they move along quite speedily. This little guy stayed for a couple minutes while I got some close up shots of him enjoying his drink.

May 29th, 2012 5:01:56pm
" Hail in Seneca County "
A piece of hail at the Seneca County Office Building in Waterloo on Tuesday afternoon.

May 29th, 2012 4:40:56pm

" Storm Damage in Seneca Falls "
A violent storm cell ripped through the heart of Seneca Falls early Tuesday afternoon. Here, a light post and tree at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Park in downtown were toppled as were many trees throughout the former village.

May 29th, 2012 4:34:49pm
" SF Storm Damage on State St. "
A violent storm cell ripped through Seneca Falls early Tuesday afternoon uprooting and scattering limbs throughout the former village. Here, a black walnut tree is uprooted near a home on State St.

May 29th, 2012 9:00:32am

" Spiny Elm Caterpillar "
If my research is correct this may be a Spiny Elm Caterpillar and although most stinging caterpillars become moths, this prickly larva will one day be a beautiful mourning cloak butterfly. Spotted him on the Esker Brook Trail in Tyre Sunday morning.

May 29th, 2012 8:52:33am
" Memorial Day in Seneca Falls "
Members of the Mynderse Academy Marching Band make their way down State Street in Seneca Falls on Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day parade.

May 29th, 2012 8:50:30am

" Day Break Memorial Day "
Morning sunrise to start the last day of the Lake Trout Derby on Memorial Day at the north end of Seneca Lake on Monday.

May 29th, 2012 8:48:31am
" On Sodus Point "
There was a lot of activity on the waters of Sodus Bay on a warm Memorial Day Monday afternoon.

May 29th, 2012 8:47:27am

" Memorial Day at Sodus Point "
The view from the water at Sodus Point on a warm Memorial Day Monday afternoon.

May 29th, 2012 8:44:28am
" Victoria 200 Winners "
Bobby Varin celebrates his victory in the Victoria 200 on Memorial Day at Utica-Rome Speedway in Verona, NY. The first place check was worth $10,000.

May 29th, 2012 8:42:16am

" Dresden Memorial Day Parade "
This is John Stryker and Corey Slocum riding in a 1921 Brockway that is one of the oldest running fire trucks in New York State at the Dresden Memorial Parade on Monday morning.

May 29th, 2012 5:09:03am
" Harley & Sam "
Harley & Sam people watching on Monday morning in Seneca Falls.

May 28th, 2012 9:21:58am

" Cubby Cheeks "
The chipmunks have found the bird food in Clifton Springs on Sunday Morning.

May 28th, 2012 8:23:09am
" Hanging Out "
A Blue Heron and a pair of Woodland Ducks hanging out together along East Bluff Drive In Penn Yan on Sunday evening.

May 28th, 2012 12:45:11am

" Fragrant Petals "
This peony adds beauty and fragrance to our backyard. Pretty as a rose and so much easier to care for, it's easy to see why they are a favorite in our area. Taken near Ovid on Sunday afternoon.

May 28th, 2012 12:38:39am
" Backyard Gems "
This colorful Iris was blooming near Ovid on Sunday afternoon adding color and beauty to my backyard.

May 27th, 2012 8:49:12pm

" Cato MX "
Andrew Bristol hitting the table top and catching some air at Motocross in Cato on Sunday afternoon.

May 27th, 2012 2:13:41pm
" House Wren-ting "
How melodious a house wren is! Though with its mouth full of nesting material, renting a house here in Ontario has this one quiet... for the meanwhile. Photo taken on Friday.

May 27th, 2012 1:57:58pm

" Black Swallowtail "
For a very brief moment this black swallowtail lit on this allium in Ontario on Friday. Its wings fluttering all the while.

May 27th, 2012 1:48:12pm
" Weaseling In "
This weasel is making my acreage its home, leaving me with many less other creatures for what it feeds on. this curious one let me take its photo from within three feet, here in Ontario. Photo taken a couple weeks ago, and am waiting the exact ID of this one from a biologist.

May 27th, 2012 1:28:15pm

" Luna Moth "
Seems this Luna Moth has seen better days. Looking a little worse for the wear yet nonetheless still beautiful made this sighting very rewarding. This one was on the side of a barn in Walworth on Friday.

May 27th, 2012 1:21:25pm
" Pilated Piling "
This female pileated woodpecker is dining for grubs in this stump in Ontario on Saturday.

May 27th, 2012 12:59:23pm

" Please Respect Me "
This beautiful Eastern Milk Snake is non-venomous yet because of its bold pattern have some people thinking beware. You can ID a milk snake by the "Y" on its head. They do "rattle" their tail mimicking a rattle snake, but I too would do the same if someone tried to harm me...if I were a milk snake. Taken in Ontario on Saturday.

May 27th, 2012 12:50:42pm
" All Eyes On You "
This common grackle gives a stare of uncommon noteworthiness. He may look menacing, but I see a very intelligent bird when watching its behavior. Taken in Ontario over the holiday weekend.

May 27th, 2012 12:47:58pm

" Comical Cardinal "
How fun it was to snap this pure personality shot of this male northern cardinal over the holiday weekend in Ontario.

May 26th, 2012 8:46:55pm
" Auburn's Soap Box Derby Champ "
Lauren Major, age 13, holds her championship trophy for winning the Soap Box Derby in Auburn on Saturday afternoon. Lauren will be going on to Akron, Ohio for the 75th annual Soap Box Derby National Championships which will air on ESPN.

May 26th, 2012 2:12:23pm

" Early rose "
The rose garden at Sonnenberg is just starting to bloom. This picture from Saturday morning.

May 26th, 2012 12:40:57am
" Peonies in Town of Seneca "
Peonies at Heinzman Farm on Friday evening at sunset in the Town of Seneca.

May 26th, 2012 12:22:06am

" Fiery Sunset "
The sun showed it's true colors as it set as a ball of fire on Friday evening near Ovid after a very warm late spring day.

May 25th, 2012 9:37:29pm
" Indigo Bunting "
I went back to Beechwood State Park near Sodus to get a better look at this little blue beauty on Friday.

May 25th, 2012 4:53:45pm

" Waterloo One Step Closer "
One step closer to the finish for the Waterloo varsity softball team with a win under the lights at home vs Pal-Mac on Friday night.

May 25th, 2012 3:18:33pm
" Geneva Chamber Cup Champs "
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mike McDermott, Scott Bissell, Kevin DeWitt and Bill Hart, representing Gallagherís Irish Pub, took home the 2012 Chamber Cup at the annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by Zotos International, Inc., was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Big Oak Golf Course. Twenty-seven teams attended the annual tournament which consisted of 18-holes of golf, on course games, raffles, wine tasting, the Golf Ball Drop and more!

May 24th, 2012 9:27:10pm

" Mrs. Robin's Hungry Brood "
This robin nest was on the underside of a porch in Seneca Falls and housed these hungry little babies. Mrs. Robin was most likely searching for more food.

May 24th, 2012 1:51:17pm
" Poppies from Sonnenberg "
Another bright flower seen on Friday morning at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua.

May 24th, 2012 12:13:28pm

" The New Bracht Field "
Just a few weeks after the ground breaking ceremony, the new Bracht Field at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls is taking shape.

May 24th, 2012 12:12:21am
" Testing... "
Immature eagles testing their equipment and getting ready to fledge at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday.

May 23rd, 2012 4:17:51pm

" EveryBunny Celebrates! "
Ann Blocher of EveryBunny Celebrates in Ontario brings smiles to faces where ever she and her rabbits go. Yes, even rabbits can be therapy animals! This photo was taken at Freewill Elementary School on Wednesday for their annual carnival held there.

May 23rd, 2012 12:02:14pm
" Fireworks Saturday Night "
Celebrate-Commemorate event organizers, Dave Duprey and Jane Shaffer accept grant from Mark Benjamin of Seneca Meadows for the eventís fireworks show Saturday May 26 at 9:30 pm over Oak Island in Waterloo.

May 23rd, 2012 10:42:01am

" Geneva Sports Hall Inductees "
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the 2012 Geneva Sports Hall of Fame awards banquet where he had the opportunity to congratulate the 2012 inductees as well as the 1970 De Sales High School football team. Pictured left to right are: Bill McDermott; Isaac Collins; David Moracco; Hank Pearson; Joe Democko; Ray Ciancaglini; Karen Crisanti; Len DeFrancesco; Mike Cecere; and Senator Mike Nozzolio.

May 23rd, 2012 10:37:59am
" Robbery in Seneca Falls "
Police on Wednesday morning were on the scene of a reported overnight robbery at Finger Lakes Returnables on Routes 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls.

May 22nd, 2012 10:14:53pm

" Butterfly and Blossoms "
A lovely Butterfly enjoys the sweet nectar of these blossoming Spirea bushes in Phelps on a summery Tuesday afternoon.

May 22nd, 2012 10:08:26pm
" Invaders? "
This Bluebird box has been taken over by the Swallows! I took this shot of a very comfortable looking Swallow Tueday afternoon in Phelps.

May 22nd, 2012 10:01:26pm

" Blue Heron Airlines "
A luxury blue heron airliner takes a flightpath over Irondequoit Bay in the early morning on Tuesday.

May 22nd, 2012 4:25:14pm
" Picturesque Day in Ovid "
The green field and fluffy clouds against a blue sky made for a picturesque view from this field on Gilbert Road in Ovid on Tuesday afternoon.

May 22nd, 2012 2:49:10pm

" Geneva's Youth of the Year "
Senator Nozzolio congratulated Geneva High School Freshman Tyrone Parker for being named the Geneva Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, presenting Tyrone with a special a special New York State Resolution in recognition of his outstanding community service, academic success and leadership qualities. As a member since he was old enough to join, Tyrone is one of the Clubís most active participants in its education and service programs, including Junior Achievement, which provides students with hands-on real world experience, and With Youth For Youth, where students discuss ideas for improving their community and organize service projects.

May 22nd, 2012 2:47:42pm
" Habitat Construction in Waterloo "
Volunteers have been busy with wrecking bars and shovels, removing interior walls at the newest Habitat for Humanity project at 15 Mill Street. But more volunteers are needed for Habitat for Humanity of Seneca Countyís 10th project, rehabilitating a home at 15 Mill St. for Chrissy Smith and her four children, Brian, 21, Brandon, 18, Brooklyn 15 and Camri, 4.

May 22nd, 2012 2:46:32pm

" Media Night in Ovid "
South Seneca's Lucas MacIntosh models some of the posters advertising "Media Night" showcasing forty-four eclectic video productions created by students and teacher, Rob Hermanet. The "Digital Media Production" and "Commercial Art and Design" high school courses participated in the evening event, viewing such works as "How to Drive" and "Scream Your Heart Out". Mr. Hermanet's classes focus on the principles of media literacy that he believes are a life skill in today's technology. He believes that learning techniques of lighting, cutting and composition will enhance the students' critical lens as they evaluate the many media message they will view in their lifetime.

May 22nd, 2012 2:44:52pm
" Iris Bloom "
A single Iris plant was in bloom near the obervation deck at the North Pool inside Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday morning.

May 22nd, 2012 2:41:57pm

" May Lady "
A lady bug was spotted on the new growth along Esker Brook in Tyre on Tuesday morning.

May 22nd, 2012 2:33:08pm
" Cedar Waxing "
A beatiful Cedar Waxwing posed briefly for a few photos on Tuesday in Tyre and I now see why they are referred to as a waxwing.

May 22nd, 2012 2:04:50pm

" Early Color at Sonnenberg "
More flowers appearing each day at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua as seen on Tuesday.

May 22nd, 2012 1:55:21pm
" Bleeding Hearts "
Bleeding hearts in bloom on Tuesday inside Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua.

May 22nd, 2012 9:11:48am

" RCS Special Olympians "
Romulus students attended the Genessee Valley Special Olympics on Friday.

May 21st, 2012 3:48:53pm
" Emergency Landing "
This aircraft made an emergency landing on Sunday afternoon in a field north of Route 318 in Tyre. The pilot was not injured.

May 21st, 2012 2:33:09pm

" Colorful May Monday Morning "
Clematis starting to bloom near our back deck in Stanley on Monday morning.

May 21st, 2012 2:30:49pm
" Target Practice "
This pair of turkey buzzards were perched atop an archery target on Townline Road in Waterloo at noon on Sunday.

May 21st, 2012 2:29:19pm

" Sunset Over Geneva "
The sun sets to end the day over Seneca Lake looking west toward Geneva on Saturday evening.

May 21st, 2012 2:24:46pm
" Broke Back Dock "
This steamship dock has seen better days. Spotted along the shore of Keuka Lake in Penn Yan on Saturday afternoon.

May 21st, 2012 2:22:41pm

" Pageant of Bands in SF "
The award-winning grand champion South Seneca Marching Band of the Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands display their precision marching to the tune of "Copa Cabana" on Saturday afternoon.

May 21st, 2012 2:05:31pm
" World Championship in Rochester "
Rochester Knighthawk Pat McCready hoists the winning trophy after Saturday night's National Lacrosse League Championship game at Blue Cross Arena. Although it seemed like the Rush of Edmonton had Rochester's number in the first half, the Knighthawks once again came from behind with a strong third quarter to win their third championship in team history 8-6.

May 20th, 2012 5:08:53pm

" Female Ruby Throat "
The female Ruby Throat Hummingbird sits quietly in a tree on Rockefeller Road in Phelps on Sunday Morning.

May 20th, 2012 3:46:07pm
" Family Outing "
Swan family out for a swim on Sodus Bay, early Sunday afternoon.

May 20th, 2012 5:37:14am

" Giz Enjoying The Day "
Giz laying by the backyard pond enjoying the beautiful weather on Sunday morning.

May 19th, 2012 5:07:06pm
" Stanley Pheasant "
A seldom seen Pheasant was seen visiting Prospect Hill Road in Stanley on Saturday.

May 19th, 2012 5:05:42pm

" Three's A Crowd "
The three baby robins in this windowsill nest in Stanley are growing every day.

May 19th, 2012 6:41:47am
" Starling "
Clean them up a bit and they are very presentable. A starling at my birdbath in Rochester on Saturday.

May 19th, 2012 6:39:06am

" Rock And Roll "
A Common Grackle in the bird bath... lathering it up. Taken at my Turkish bath in Rochester on Saturday morning.

May 19th, 2012 6:36:49am
" Happy Finch On A Fence "
An American Goldfinch at High Acres in Fairport NY, enjoying the nice weather on Saturday morning.

May 19th, 2012 6:33:27am

" Prothonotary Warbler "
I was at Montezuma yesterday and spotted some folks with their lenses and binoculars pointed into a tree. Like a big billboard sign... I knew this meant "bird" and probably an unusual one. They were kind enough to point out this little warbler who was furiously singing away.

May 18th, 2012 9:19:54pm
" Posing Swan "
This lovely swan appeared to be posing for the camera when I took this shot in Clifton Springs Saturday morning.

May 18th, 2012 4:26:58pm

" May Flow "
The water was flowing through Phelps along the trail at Ontario Pathways under change-able on Wednesday afternoon.

May 18th, 2012 4:25:16pm
" Finger Lakes Escargot "
This snail was spotted along the Ontario Pathways trail in Phelps on Wednesday.

May 18th, 2012 4:23:35pm

" Canal Trail Fox "
This fox was spotted along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail on Thursday in Waterloo.

May 18th, 2012 4:22:32pm
" Orange in May "
This Oriole was spotted along the Cayuga-Seneca Trail in Waterloo on Thursday.

May 18th, 2012 3:03:38pm

" New Sign is Huge "
New Ford signs went up Friday at Fuccillo Ford in Seneca Falls and of course they are HUGE!

May 18th, 2012 2:17:06pm
" Chasing Their Reflections "
Two young goslings swimming after their reflections on a pond in Mendon Ponds Park on Friday morning.

May 18th, 2012 1:44:17pm

" Wild Phlox "
These phlox add beautiful color to the woodland in our area. Taken near Ovid on Friday.

May 18th, 2012 9:58:22am
" Moonrise Seneca "
The moon rises over Seneca Lake as seen from Dresden on Thursday evening.

May 18th, 2012 9:53:08am

" Memorial Day Prep "
The installation of stamped concrete was underway in downtown Waterloo on Friday morning. Contractors are completing the work along the parade route in anticipation of Memorial Day and the 2 parades that will take place on May 26th & 30th. The pattern matches the brick paver design in the downtown business district.

May 17th, 2012 10:01:17pm
" Upper Falls at Taughannock "
A shot of the Upper Falls at Taughannock on Thursday afternoon.

May 17th, 2012 8:54:35pm

" Waiting Patiently "
This squirrel waits for the birds to finish their breakfast in Clifton Springs Thursday morning before he attacks the sunflower seeds.

May 17th, 2012 5:43:17pm
" Knock Knock... "
A pileated woodpecker at Irondequoit Bay Park on Thursday.

May 17th, 2012 5:16:13pm

" Good Morning Light "
A pair of wood ducks on the pond at Durand Eastman Park on Thursday.

May 17th, 2012 2:11:39pm
" Fender Bender "
There was a minor accident on Bridge Street in Seneca Falls at 1:30 pm today. No injuries were reported.

May 17th, 2012 12:44:23pm

" So Majestic! "
Taken this week in the Town of Tyre, this eagle is one of many I have seen this Spring. He was perched on this tree not far from a nest of young ones.

May 16th, 2012 10:04:17pm
" Over A Barrel "
A wood duck rides the raft at Durand Eastman Park on Wednesday.

May 16th, 2012 2:27:59pm

" Indigo Bunting in Benton "
Q: What blue is bluer than blue? A: An Indigo bunting in May. This one stands out like a glowing jewel in a Havens Corners Road back yard, Benton, Yates County.

May 16th, 2012 2:03:50pm
" Laurie Fine in Geneva "
Laurie Fine, with family members standing by her, announced this morning at a press conference at Belhurst Castle that she is filing a libel lawsuit against ESPN and two of its employees. The lawsuit accuses ESPN, reporter Mark Schwarz and producer Arty Berko of irresponsibly reporting the allegations against Bernie Fine and taking Laurie Fine's words out of context.

May 16th, 2012 12:29:14am

" Montezuma Reflection "
This heron stood out over the calm water of the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday.

May 15th, 2012 10:30:14pm
" Cygnets On The Half Shell "
Waiting for number six to make an even half dozen. Cygnets at the nest on Durand Blvd. at Durand Eastman Park.

May 15th, 2012 9:57:24pm

" Laurie's Natural Foods "
Time to eat at Laurie's. Taken on Tuesday at The Dirkx Ranch in Ontario.

May 15th, 2012 7:36:14pm
" Robin Serenade "
Tuesday evening this Robin was serenading us while we enjoyed sitting on our porch in Phelps. He was perched atop an 80 foot pine tree on our property.

May 15th, 2012 4:27:52pm

" Winery Barn "
This beautiful old barn on Miles Winery Property on Seneca Lake as seen on Tuesday morning.

May 15th, 2012 4:17:40pm
" Home Sweet Home "
Our resident chipmunk posing on Monday in the tree by our deck at the Gentle Giants B&B in Stanley.

May 15th, 2012 4:16:01pm

" Exciting Game? "
This young man was enjoying the girls varsity softball game on Monday afternoon in Clyde.

May 15th, 2012 4:12:37pm
" Fog Bank on Dresden "
An early morning fog bank rolls over Seneca Lake as seen from the shore on Dresden on Tuesday morning.

May 15th, 2012 4:08:59pm

" Tree-Chuck "
This woodchuck decided to relax in a tree on Monday on the Esker Brook Trail in Tyre.

May 15th, 2012 4:07:10pm
" Goose & Greens "
Nature has a way of lifting your spirits and brightening the day and such was the case on the Esker Brook Trail in Tyre on Monday afternoon.

May 15th, 2012 6:22:34am

" Alone To Reflect "
A mallard on Durand Lake in the early morning fog on Tuesday.

May 14th, 2012 7:57:33pm
" Waterloo Varsity Softball Team "
Waterloo Varsity Softball after there great 6th place finish out of 16 High School Teams from across the N.Y. area at the James "Ace" Morabito Tournament in Herkimer on Saturday and Sunday.

May 14th, 2012 5:27:40pm

" Among the Catails "
Redwinged Blackbirds move so fast, but I did manage to get this picture on Sunday while driving through the Montezuma Refuge.

May 14th, 2012 5:20:33pm
" Sandpiper "
The Yellow Legged Sandpiper always looks so small when one is looking for Blue Herons. We spotted this one in one of the ponds at the Montezuma Refuge on Monday.

May 14th, 2012 3:13:27pm

" Pearly Whites "
This beautiful little girl was showing off her pearly whites on Sunday afternoon in Ovid.

May 14th, 2012 11:20:49am
" Sneaky Bittern "
This American Bittern was very carefully crossing the Montezuma National Wildlife Drive in hopes no one would notice.

May 13th, 2012 9:11:24pm

" One Big Happy Family "
Couldn't resist taking a shot of these baby geese with what appeared to be Mama and Papa. The Montezuma Refuge was filled with all kinds of new babies on Mother's Day.

May 13th, 2012 8:50:32pm
" Love Birds "
These Northern Cardinals were sharing sunflower seeds in a loving way in Clifton Springs on Saturday Morning.

May 13th, 2012 3:25:49pm

" Car Show "
Here is a Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi at the Windmill Car Show on Saturday in Penn Yan. It was a gorgeous day for a car show.

May 12th, 2012 6:45:18pm
" Return of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak "
The return of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak is something we look forward to every year here in Phelps. We have two males and two females enjoying the feeders in our front yard. They have been back for a few weeks already... sooner than most years.

May 12th, 2012 2:49:50pm

" Rose Breasted Grosbeak "
A pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeak have moved back in to a back yard in Clifton Springs.

May 12th, 2012 9:48:01am
" Young Tom Turkey "
Commonly known as a "jake", this immature turkey has been hanging around our area in Phelps. With turkey season open, I hope he keeps a low profile!

May 12th, 2012 8:30:01am

" Late Lilacs "
These lilacs were blooming at Lilac Farm in Savannah on Friday. Although the lilac peak is past, there was still lots of colorful lilacs to be seen.

May 11th, 2012 1:41:18pm
" Spring Swim "
This dog thought it was a good day for a swim in Cayuga Lake at Sheldrake Point in Ovid on Friday morning.

May 11th, 2012 1:38:56pm

" Canandaigua Blue "
This blue jay was spotted along the Ontario Pathway in Canandaigua on Thursday afternoon.

May 11th, 2012 12:49:29pm
" Four Seasons at Taughannock "
A collection of four seasonal photos from Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg.

May 11th, 2012 12:47:32pm

" Stormy Overhead "
The scene was a stormy one overlooking Seneca Lake from Orleans Road in Seneca Castle on Wednesday afternoon.

May 11th, 2012 12:45:38pm
" Forest Greening Up "
The forest was starting to turn green and lush on the Ontario Pathways in Phelps on Wednesday.

May 11th, 2012 12:43:46pm

" Collecting Dew "
First web of the season collects dew droplets in Dresden earlier this week.

May 10th, 2012 10:05:55pm
" Thursday Sunset "
Another beautiful sunset over Clifton Springs on Thursday evening.

May 9th, 2012 10:37:05pm

" Descent "
A Great Blue Heron glides silently into a cove in Irondequoit Bay on Thursday morning.

May 9th, 2012 9:34:49pm
" Rainbow Over Seneca "
After the rain on Wednesday night we were treated to this spectacular rainbow spanning the width of Seneca Lake.

May 9th, 2012 1:12:02pm

" Born Today "
This foal was just born early Wednesday morning at a farm in Farmington.

May 9th, 2012 10:34:40am
" Nozzolio at Geneva Ag Tech Park "
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Thomas Burr, Director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, to discuss issues of importance to the Ag Tech Park and to Cornell University. Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio and Director Thomas Burr.

May 9th, 2012 8:32:06am

" Baby Robins "
These baby robins hatched on Monday and one is making his way out of the egg still! Photo taken around 4 pm on Tuesday. Momma robin watched cautiously!

May 9th, 2012 7:45:51am
" Red Wing On A Redbud "
Took this Tuesday on Durand Lake In Rochester.

May 8th, 2012 11:18:58am

" Hungry Bunny "
This rabbit shows up quite often in our Farmnington backyard. Tuesday morning, I threw some bread out and he came running up to get his share.

May 7th, 2012 11:46:57pm
" Under The Moonlight "
Down by the sea... (well, Braddock's Bay anyways). Taken Sunday night.

May 7th, 2012 11:44:37pm

" Sunset On The Erie Canal "
Caught a post sunset shot at the lock in Pittsford on Sunday.

May 7th, 2012 3:46:51pm
" Curious Horses "
These horses enjoy the day on East Valley Road in Guyanoga on Sunday afternoon.

May 7th, 2012 3:45:36pm

" Super Moon Close-Up "
The Super Moon hovers over Cayuga Lake as seen from Seneca Falls on Saturday night at 11:34 pm, the point at which it was closest to Earth.

May 7th, 2012 3:44:07pm
" Liberty in Branchport "
This beautiful eagle, Liberty and her owners came to the Boy Scouts of America Spring Camporee in Branchport over the weekend. While visiting, Liberty kept a close eye on the crowd while her owners gave a presentation to the Boy Scouts on Bald Eagles Saturday afternoon.

May 7th, 2012 3:42:34pm

" Super Moon "
Saturday evening's Super Moon as seen from Seybolt Road in Seneca County.

May 7th, 2012 3:27:25pm
" McDonald's Demo "
The Seneca Falls/Waterloo McDonald's restaurant was demolished on Monday morning as new McDonald's will be constructed in the same place.

May 7th, 2012 6:33:03am

" Green Heron "
This green heron and his mate were checking out the fishing situation at a pond in Ovid on Sunday evening.

May 7th, 2012 5:14:13am
" Pretty In Pink "
This showy pink Dogwood was blooming at Cayuga Lake State Park on Sunday afternoon.

May 7th, 2012 12:08:21am

" Andy Pettitte in Rochester "
Yankee legend Andy Pettitte pitched at Red Wing Stadium on Sunday afternoon with the Yankee farm club.

May 6th, 2012 9:10:23pm
" Maple Moon "
A shot of the "Supermoon" taken in Ovid on Saturday night around 11:30 pm when the moon was the closest to the earth.

May 6th, 2012 12:12:16am

" Time To Go "
A pair of wood ducks leaving Durand Eastman Park at the end of the day on Saturday.

May 5th, 2012 10:46:10pm
" Cloudy Moonrise "
The "Super Moon" was peeking through the clouds as it was rising over Cayuga Lake on Saturday evening.

May 5th, 2012 10:29:45pm

" Flying by the Super Moon "
I was thrilled to see a jet flying in front of the "super moon" as I snapped this photo on Saturday night in Phelps.

May 5th, 2012 10:24:45pm
" On Dragon Wings "
Got a little focus lucky on this dragonfly with my 500mm in Fairport on Saturday.

May 5th, 2012 10:14:09pm

" Super Moon over Seneca Falls "
From the front door of looking at the Seneca Falls Visitor Center over the Seneca-Cayuga Canal is the Super Moon. It's much more impressive off camera. Hope you get to see it.

May 5th, 2012 3:26:05pm
" Tea house with new roof "
Saturday morning at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua. The Tea house in the Japanese Gardens with a new roof.

May 5th, 2012 9:08:03am

" Welcome Back "
Hummingbirds have returned to the Finger Lakes Region. This one was spotted in Clifton Springs on Saturday morning.

May 5th, 2012 7:52:58am
" Good Morning Seneca Lake "
Friday morning sunrise over Long Pier on Seneca Lake.

May 4th, 2012 8:51:11pm

" Up A Tree "
Found this guy up in a tree near our house just south of Himrod. Never know where you will find a woodchuck!

May 4th, 2012 1:56:19pm
" Stormy Night "
Thursday night brought T-storms to our area. After being caught in hail and strong winds in Ithaca, the rumbling thunder, spectacular lightning and rain in the Ovid area seemed like a "normal" storm.

May 4th, 2012 9:53:54am

" Woody "
This pileated woodpecker stopped by to visit as I was photographing on Irondequoit Bay on Thursday.

May 4th, 2012 9:52:18am
" Jersey Boys "
Our usually inquisitive Jersey neighbors were so enjoying the luscious spring grass Thursday evening on Tile Yard Road in Stanley that only one took the time to look up to see what I was doing.

May 4th, 2012 9:46:50am

" Cardboard City "
South Seneca Middle School students, Bailey Minges, Mackenzie Welch, MacKenzie Kenyon joined over 30 students in grades 5-12 on a recent 27 degree F night as they built the sixth annual 'cardboard city' and braved the elements overnight. Participants were asked to obtain donations for the Seneca County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and were proud to send a check for $1,038. Since 2007, South Seneca student sponsorship donations to Seneca County Habitat for Humanity total $5,288.

May 4th, 2012 9:41:47am
" Sunning on Seneca "
You know summer is here when one comes across several snakes casually sunning themselves like these near the Seneca Lake shore in Dresden on Thursday.

May 4th, 2012 9:38:38am

" Friday Morning Fog "
The day begins over Seneca Lake on Friday as seen from Dresden after torrential thunderstorms moved through the Finger Lakes overnight.

May 3rd, 2012 10:07:11pm
" Ghosts At The Opera House? "
Lakeview MHS had a couple of visitors Thursday as they prepared the stage for Friday evening's art show at the Smith Opera House in Geneva.

May 3rd, 2012 4:26:08pm

" Step by step "
Early Thursday morning in a pond in Farmington, this Blue Heron steps slowly along looking for breakfast.

May 3rd, 2012 11:25:50am
" Schoolhouse Rock "
A male and female American Goldfinch often stop by our red schoolhouse birdfeeder to enjoy some black oil sunflower seed. Snapped this shot on a lovely Wednesday afternoon in Phelps.

May 2nd, 2012 6:50:19pm

" On The Level "
This red tailed hawk ran with me for a while... but then I had to leave him in my dust at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday. Thanks for looking at my photos, more of my images are available on my website.

May 2nd, 2012 1:04:39pm
" What am I? "
Saw this bird in our Farmington backyard this morning. At first I thought American Goldfinch, but the head did not look right. Saw a few others in my Bird Guide, but not sure. Could it a Warbler or an Orchard Oriole? Help please.

May 2nd, 2012 7:15:03am

" Foggy Morning "
The grape vines at Amberg Wines in Seneca Castle were surrounded by fog on Monday morning.

May 1st, 2012 8:48:37pm
" Touch 'Em All "
Waterloo's Taryn Simmons smacks a home run on Tuesday night as Waterloo hosted Newark.

May 1st, 2012 5:16:14pm

" Geneva Hunter "
During a walk along the lakefront in Geneva on Monday I sighted this heron hunting for food.

May 1st, 2012 5:10:40pm
" New Arrivals For Spring "
While enjoying a late afternoon walk along the Ludovico Trail in Seneca Falls on Monday I spotted this young family. Spring is here... the "little ones" are arriving!

May 1st, 2012 5:09:12pm

" Kingfisher "
While enjoying a late afternoon walk on Monday along the Ludovico Trail I spotted this Kingfisher surveying the water of the Seneca-Cayuga Canal below.

May 1st, 2012 3:45:51pm
" Hi Ho, Hi Ho.. "
Some goslings negotiate the damp morning grass as they blindly follow mama to the water at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Monday. Local Network
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