Along the Air Line... 2022 - Fall, Part 7
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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November 6th. A male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).









A female nearby.









One American Coot (Fulica americana) was still around.









Amanita sp., presumably.



Hmm, a new sign on the Colchester Spur just 100 feet or so from the main trail.



I peeked as best as I could and saw the word "Closed". Something's up.



November 8th. Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) at Cranberry Bog in East Hampton.







































November 9th. Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) calling, far across the marsh.



One of several Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis); this one a female.



Check out those toenails!



A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).









Common Cattails (Typha latifolia).



November 11th. Cloudy and 50 degrees. Rain and wind expected later and overnight as the remnants of a hurricane pass by.



The very last Frost Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum) still blooming. Note the two brown dots on the aster at the left.



They're Globular Springtails! Check them out in this amazing YouTube video:



November 12th.  Pairs of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) and Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) at the beaver pond on Day Meadow Brook at the River Road trail crossing.















A Jelly Fungus (Order Tremellales).



November 15th. 21 degrees and very frosty.






Sunshine melting some of the frost.



First thin ice crystals I've seen this Fall.