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A day with wildlife and my camera, hours after the passing 'Andrea'.
8 June, 2013
As much as 5 inches of rain fell
in the area overnight, from the
first tropical storm of 2013 as it
came up the east coast. Roads
were closed and some got
caught the wrong side of the
rising water, some both sides as
above near Route 1 in Guilford,
CT. As the rain moved away a
spectacular day replaced it -
Fourteen wildlife photographs taken around the farm yesterday and the large 'Supermoon' on June 23, 2013
Posted July 7, 2013
A big surprise this afternoon, July 8, 2013, from behind a bush in our back yard came what I must say was a very brazing, confident, if not cocky Albino Squirrel. Ellen and Bill from
Dragonfly farm, opposite our place, reported seeing him last week. Ive never seen one before. The wonderful
'Widow Skimmer" dragonfly finished and made the day -
spectacular colors.
Posted July 9, 2013
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly by Colin Andrews
Posted 28 July, 2013 - Taken on the farm here in Connecticut in the last few days
A pair of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds playing.
Humming Bird Moth
Osprey returning to nest
SELECT to view large version.  I love viewing nature close up - Colin.
For several days either side of February 2nd, 2014, this Bald Eagle was spotted flying over our back yard, where I took these photographs. Amazingly the silver and gold tags seen on the middle photo was
traced to its parents nest.  I sent these photos to the Autabun Society andf the USGS to see what they could tell me.  They were amazingly able to tell me that the bird was tagged on the 21 May, 2010 In
Holyoke, Hampden County, Massettusets. The next was just north of the Rte 202 Bridge. Several days after my photographs were taken, the same bird was seen with a partner back on the Connecticut
River at Essex, Connecticut.
The Eastern Towhee has been a regular in the back yard during the winter, scratching the snow away looking for food. We waited until March 19th, 2014 to see the Bluebird.
The spectacular Bluebirds in the field opposite our farm in Connecticut.  The young Redtail Hawk I photographed at Hammonasset, on March 15, 2014.
Redtail Hawk at Hammonasset, Connecticut, March 15, 2014
Ring Necked Pheasant during snowy, cold winter - Connecticut 2014
Redtail Hawk eating a snake - Nth Guilford, CT - 2013
Pair of Cardinal's
Red Bellied Woodpecker - March, 2014
Wild Turkey, Long Hill Road, Nth Guilford, CT . April, 2014
Osprey - near Guilford Harbor, Connecticut. April, 2014.
Red Fox. Swallowtail Farm, Nth Guilford, CT. April, 2014
Red winged Blackbird - Hammonasset Park, CT. April 2014
Great White Heron - Near Guilford Harbor, Connecticut. April 2014
Nesting pair of Osprey - Nr Guilford Harbor, Connecticut. April 14, 2014
The full moon rising over Swallowtail Farm. - 2013
Double Crested Cormorant - Essex, , Connecticut River. April 2014.
Rook, Swallowtail Farm, CT. April 2014
Osprey over Lakeside Feed, Rte 77, Nth Guilford, CT. April 2014
Very rare sight of a bat flying in broad daylight at the farm, 21 April 2014 HERE
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Dedicated to Millie our cat:  
Passed 28 May, 2014
Female Cardinal
Rare dancing/courtship ceremony of male wild turkey
Below are a few photographs taken during a visit to see my family with Synthia - Sept, 2014. Wildlife and the gorgeous countryside of Wales with my brother Peter, his
wife, Jean and my sister Valerie. We also visited the Lake District in England with my daughter Mandy and husband Pete. Posted:
Oct, 11th, 2014
"Life is good with nature as
long as we respect it as well
as enjoy it"
"I often wonder why nature is a
wonderment to some of us and
invisible to others" - Quotes
Left: Hummingbird Moths.  Center:  Chipmunk. - Right: Unwisely a Yellow Jacket (wasp) investigates a 'White Nose Hornet's nest. - All taken during 2014 at North Guilford, Connecticut.
Left: Monobia Quadridens (F) - Blue Wasp. Center: Pregnant Woodchuck.  Right: Large Bumble Bee.  2014, Nth Guilford, Connecticut.
Left: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.  Right: Great Spangled Fritillary. 2014, Nth Guilford, Connecticut.
Left: Very healthy light sandy colored Coyote. Center: Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Right: Milkweed Tussock Caterpillars. Nth Guilford, Connecticut, 2014.
Left: Bumble Bee inspecting Morning Glory. Right: Hummingbird Moth
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Four different varieties of Swallowtail Butterflies seen on Swallowtail Farm during the 2014 Summer. - North Guilford, Connecticut.
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A Possum and Deer compete for scarce food in our back yard on my birthday
(March 7th, 2015) during a very severe winter  -record breaking snow and cold.
Amongst our favourite birds here on Swallowtail Farm are the
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and Barn Swallows. When the
young leave the nest it becomes a huge thrill to see them go
through training for the long Fall flight south. We love
watching these highly social birds.
Blue Wing Wasp
Cooper Hawk - Dec 2015
Ringed Turtle Dove - Dec 2015
Japanese Beetle
On Sunflower
Some recent camera