Grand Island, New York Photo Album
Vol. V (2008)

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"Beaver Island Deer" - June 2008


Rick Pelham Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Rick Pelham took this photo on Sunday morning, June 22, 2008 in Beaver Island State Park.
Posted June 26, 2008




"Hail Storm" - June 2008


Paul Leuchner Photo - Click photo for larger view

   The photo was taken from the shelter of Paul Leuchner's garage on Monday, June 23rd. Paul's wife, Linda, did not get home in time and her new car had more than a dozen dents from the hail.
Posted June 26, 2008




"Baby Racoons" - June 2008


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   "I noticed these babies when I was driving to Beaver Island yesterday morning (6/23/08) with my dogs,"
Barbara writes. "They were climbing down a tree trunk by the park entrance. These two posed for a quick photo
and then scrambled back into the treetop along with the rest of the family, about six altogether. Very cute!" Barbara said.
Posted June 26, 2008




"Sunday's Storm"- 2008


Emily Dahlstrom Photos - Click for larger view

   Emily Dahlstrom took these photos Sunday evening, June 15, 2008.
The sky was most impressive as a storm blew in quite quickly.
This is looking north over the East River from Grand Island.
A large section of the Sandy Beach neighborhood was without
power for about six hours due to a storm related transformer fire.
Posted June 19, 2008




"Turtle Is Swim Pool Guest" - June 2008


Allyn Manzo Photo - Click for larger view

   "Look who thought he was invited to the pool party when I awoke today."
This photo was taken by Allyn Manzo who discovered the turtle on his pool deck on Forest Creek earlier this week.
Posted June 12, 2008




"Hungry Barn Swallows" - June 2008


Deborah Plumeri Photos - Click for larger view

    Deborah Plumeri captured this family of hungry barn swallows on Sunday June 8, 2008.
The birds made their home in the Plumeris' party barn on Bedell Road. "They picked an old army saddle to nest on," Deborah wrote.
Posted June 12, 2008




"German Iris"- June 2008


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook photographed this German Iris, an heirloom variety called Indian Chief,
after a heavy rainfall around 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in his yard on Harvey Road.




"Spring Babies" - May 2008


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara, reflecting on the fabulous Memorial Day weekend, writes that "many people
were visiting Beaver Island and were enjoying the sight of these baby goslings as they swam in the lagoon."
Posted May 29, 2008




"Spring Time At Beaver Island Park" - May 2008

         
"In Full Bloom"                                                                     "Bridge To Nowhere"
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed these scenes in Beaver Island State Park on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
Posted May 22, 2008




"Love My Horses" - May 2008


Deborah Plumeri Photo - Click for larger view

   "I love the serenity of my horses, Reba, Rosie and Bingo grazing in their lush pasture on such a gorgeous day!"
Deborah Plumeri wrote this week. "It was so peaceful to just watch them be in their
natural form," she said. The picture was taken on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at her home on Bedell Road.
Posted May 15, 2008




"Fox Family" - May 2008

  
Lisa Fletcher Photos - Click for larger view

   Lisa Fletcher shares her photos of a fox family that has made a home under her shed on Love Road. "We have a mama and three kits.
They usually say hello mid-morning and at dusk," Lisa wrote. The photos were taken on Monday, May 5th.
Posted May 15, 2008




"Beaver Island Blossoms" - May 2008


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara captured this one on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Beaver Island, near the Park office. "The crabapple trees there provide a beautiful show of blossoms year after year."
Posted May 14, 2008




"Coyote, King Of the Woods" - May 2008


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Meadow Lane resident Kim Ludwig included this note with her photo: "Look at the size of this
coyote that was strutting up our trail into our backyard this morning (Thurs., May 1st) at 6:30!! It was the biggest one I had ever seen!"
Posted May 8, 2008




"Baby Birds!" - May 2008

  
Edie Thompson Photos - Click for larger view

   Edie Thompson took these shots after her husband, Marc, discovered a nest in their sons' swing set in their back yard on Whitehaven Road.
"We had to get a ladder and sneak up to the top to get a glimpse of what was inside and we didn't hang around long because
we could see we were making momma bird very nervous, but I got to see long enough
to snap these photos of these brand new babies and wanted to share with the rest of Grand Island!" Edie wrote. Edie and Marc are parents of Marc and Drew.
Posted May 8, 2008




"Sea Of Ice" - April 2008


Frank Greco Photo - Click for larger view

   A sea of ice at Big Six Marina entrance by Frank Greco. The photo was taken on Friday, April 18, 2008 after the ice boom was removed.
Posted April 24, 2008




"Last Snow Fall" - April 2008


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden of Fairview Ct. photographed her favorite oak at Beaver Island,
blanketed in a coating of fresh snow - just a couple of weeks ago.
Posted April 24, 2008




"The Birds!" - March 2008


Lynn Kahn Photo - Click for larger view

   Lynn Kahn took this photo on April 18, 2008 along the West River. "The birds are feeding on the Emerald shiners migrating to Lake Erie to spawn," Lynn said.
Posted April 24, 2008




"Niagara Queen II" & "West River Sunset" - April 2008

  
Rob Beach Photos - Click for larger view

   A quick snap as the Niagara Queen II was making its way downriver on Friday, April 11th.
The Niagara Queen II is a small icebreaker used in the Niagara River
by the Ontario Hydro. Rob Beach also snapped the sunset on Monday evening, April 14th.
Posted April 15, 2008




"West River Sunsets" - April 2008

  
Rob Beach Photos - Click for larger view

   Rob Beach wrote the following this morning, April 10, 2008.
   "With only a week left on the calander before I head off to Europe for the summer, I pay a bit more attention than normal to the wonderful West River sunsets, so I may capture the scene in memory. Here are a three images from the past few weeks. Enjoy another great Grand Island summer!
Posted April 10, 2008




"Sign Of Spring"- April 2008


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook photographed this crocus (left) growing his flower beds on Harvey Road on Sunday, April 6, 2008.
The Dutch iris (right) started to bloom today, April 7, 2008.
Posted April 8, 2008




"Springtime Snakes" - April 2008


Deborah Plumeri Photos - Click for larger view

   Deborah Plumeri took these photos on the morning of April 6, 2008 where she spotted the garter snakes on her front lawn on Bedell Road. "They were relaxing in the sun and didn't seem to be bothered by me at all!" Deborah said. "What a wonderful sign of spring to see them come out of hibernation!"
Posted April 8, 2008




"Bald Eagle" - Mar. 2008


Ron Monti Photos - Click for larger view

   Ron Monti spotted this Bald Eagle on Sunday morning, March 30, 2008 on the West River Parkway.
Posted April 3, 2008




"Screech Owl" - March 2008


Mark Surdi Photo - Click for larger view

   Mark Surdi snapped this photo of a screech owl at his house on Love Road during the evening of March 7. At the time of the photo it was snowing heavily, Mark said. "The owl perched on our porch rail and appeared to be looking through the window at our parakeets inside. The owl hung out for about an hour and even let us get close to take photos without flying away. We nicknamed him "Mr. Screech," Mark said.
Posted March 17, 2008




"Lunar Eclipse"- February 2008


Andrew Donahue Photo - Click for larger view

    Grand Island High School senior Andrew Donahue took this picture of the Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
"It was at the very end before it went totally black," he said.
Posted March 6, 2008




"Sign Of Spring"- March 2008


Steven Howard Photo - Click for larger view

   Steven Howard, a Connor Middle School 6th grader, took this photograph on the morning of
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 as he was looking out his bedroom window and noticed this first sign of spring.
Posted March 6, 2008




"Huntley Plant"- February 2008


Caitlin Cook Photo - Click for larger view

    Grand Island High School student Caitlin Cook took this winter night photograph on Thursday, February 21, 2008.
Caitlin is a photography student at the high school and is also pursuing a career in the photography field.
Posted February 25, 2008




"Lunar Eclipse"- February 2008


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took this photo of the Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
Posted February 21, 2008




"Niagara Ice Crystals"- 2008


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   Emily Dahlstrom's photo shows the surface of the water, in one spot on February 8, 2008. It's important to click for a larger view!
Posted February 12, 2008




"February Sunrise"- 2008


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   Emily Dahlstrom took this spectacular
sunrise photo on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.
Posted February 12, 2008




"Bald Eagle"- February 2008


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took this juvenile Bald Eagle's picture at 9 a.m. on Sunday,
February 3, 2008 as he perched in a tree right around the Beaver Island Loop overlooking the river.
Posted February 7, 2008




"Huge Iceberg"- 2008


Photo by Emily Dahlstrom - Click for larger view

Iceberg photo taken February 3, 2008 at Beaver Island on the Loop Road.




"Red Fox" - Nov. 2007


Ron Monti Photo - Click for larger view

   Ron Monti caught this Red Fox romping with its mate on a crisp November 17th morning along the West River Parkway. "He was very cooperative and decided to stop and pose for the camera. Wonderful Grand Island wildlife," Ron said.
Posted January 10, 2008





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