The oaks are dropping leaves fast which provides me with more light.
The female cardinal above and sparrow below are finding seeds on my deck that have dropped from vines and flower seed heads.
The carolina chickadee below arrived for fresh water as soon as I dumped out the overnight ice out.
The male cardinal also arrived for a drink.
Can you spot the angel in the ice?
My oak tree leaves blend nicely with my neighbor's Japanese Maple.
The bare limbs over the Japanese Maple below are from a Japanese Magnolia.
The creek is full of leaves.
It's beginning to look more like winter.
There is still a lot of fall color but leaves are dropping fast.
Looks to me like the ducks are having a party.
The mallard is having a solitary swim.
There aren't many Canadian Geese at Shelley Lake compared to past years.
A few gulls have arrived but not as many as I usually see during late fall.
There also aren't as many herons around but I spotted one.
Good thing that I love leaves.
From a distance the birds in the tree look like leaves.
When I zoom in I can tell they are birds.
Hello ! Beautiful pictures of birds. I like your cardinals, they are so colorful.
What a wonderful photos series!
Joy filled post -- happy to see more of the duck convention!~
I see the angel.... Lovely fall and birds..... Michelle
What a lovely visit to your yard in the Fall...like all the photos...the ducks are cute..I see the angel and your trees are amazing. cheers.
I like the one heron. And the Japanese maple is stunning.
Personally, I think you've outdone yourself today on such a glorious photo share. These ALL are amazing images of the season. Seriously Carver...incredible.
...and I like the words...'red umbrella'.
Hmmm. You are the second blogger to say you don't have many geese. They are ALL here! I wonder why they've stopped in our lakes and ponds, crowed all together.
What a lovely collection. It's hard to choose a favorite!
Loved that path with trees all around!
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