We began the month at our second home in northeastern Illinois. I captured this memorable sunset as storms threatened:
On September 2nd we were pleased to find a Carolina Wren along the Fox River in Batavia. While not rare, this species is somewhat uncommon here:
At Nelson Lake we saw flocks of stately Cedar Waxwings:
A Cooper's Hawk roosted on a lamp post near our condo:
Among the southbound migrants were many Red-eyed Vireos:
Along the river, a Great Egret reminded us of Florida:
A Red-headed Woodpecker fed its nearly full-grown nestling:
...a male Julia heliconian...
...and a White Peacock on some yellow flowers:
Prairie Warbles were fairly common. Some breed locally but many more join us to spend the winter here:
Morning Glory bloomed:
The Harvest Moon was setting when we walked out to the wetlands on September 19th:
Northern Waterthrushes were moving through...
...as were Worm-eating Warblers,...
...and Northern Parula warblers:
A White-tailed buck was in prime condition:
Searching my archives, I had trouble finding a fence. This wooden post does not suffice, but an Eastern Phoebe found it to his liking:
Upon re-reviewing all my photos, I needed a magnifying glass to see this incidental wooden fence. It was erected around an observation deck and shelter under construction at Lippold Park in Kane County, and taken on September 6th. Yes, the fence is really there!
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Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart
Linking to Today's Flowers Friday by Denise
Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display