Along the Air Line... 2022 - Fall, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 7th. A pair of faintly visible Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) on a very foggy morning.






The same two photos with the fog removed in Lightroom and Photoshop.






October 10th. The usual hawk, far across the marsh.









An afternoon walk east from Cook Hill Road in Lebanon.









Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).



Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).



Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).



Sumac (Rhus sp.).



Winterberry (Ilex verticillata).



Ferns in Fall.












A lone Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in bloom.



Miscellaneous female Muscoid Fly.



Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) under the power lines west of Leonard Bridge Road (and east of Route 207).



October 11th. A brief stop at Cranberry Bog.



Male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).






...and a female.






Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) were all over the Asters.






October 12th.



October 15th. Foggy.












A long-abandoned Baltimore Oriole nest, revealed now that leaves around it have fallen.



One of three male Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) passing through.



They'll return for real in mid-February.



Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at the beaver pond on Day Meadow Brook just east of River Road.


















Ten Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta) - and five more to the right, outside the frame.



A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and several Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) far across the pond.






Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) nest across the trail from the pond.