Grand Island, New York Photo Album
Vol. IV (2007)

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"Spring Photos" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view.

   The daffodils were photographed in a wooded area of Beaver Island State Park. "The Yellow warbler migrates north from Mexico each spring. This one made it all the way to a pussy willow growing near the Beaver Island Marina," Barbara said. Both shots taken on May 3, 2007.
Posted May 10, 2007




"Indigo Bunting" - May 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed this Indigo Bunting in her yard on Meadow Lane on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
Posted May 10, 2007




"Rose-breasted Grosbeak" - May 2007


(left) "Don't Come Any Closer!!" - (center) "Hey Guys...the food is over here!!" - (right) "Can't A Grosbeak Eat In Peace??"


"Guys..that crazy camera lady is back!!
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   These photos were taken by Kim Ludwig of Meadow Lane. Kim writes, "I have been waiting
for the Rose-breasted Grosbeak to come back for the summer
and just saw them for the first time at my feeder on Saturday, May 5th.
Their tropical look almost makes them look out of place in Buffalo!
Posted May 10, 2007




"Baltimore Oriole"- May 2007


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook snapped this photo on Sunday afternoon, May 6, 2007 in his yard on Harvey Road. He writes,
"I'm not sure what triggered it, but I had Orioles most of Sunday afternoon. They were very shy and easily spooked.
I had put out a hummingbird feeder about an hour before I sighted the first Oriole but it wasn't trying to use the
hummingbird food. It worked on the orange essence suite instead."
Posted May 7, 2007




"Fox At Full Speed!"- May 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took this photo and sent it to Isledegrande.com on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. "I'm still shaking!" she wrote. "I took a walk in the woods behind my house just to take bird and nature pictures when I heard a loud splash in the swamp next to me, (I thought ducks landed in the little pond!) and out ran a fox at full speed!
Posted May 2, 2007




"Expressions Of A Squirrel"- May 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took these photos Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in her yard on Meadow Lane.
(left) "I Wish I Was A Bird"
"Caught Ya!" ("Now I have proof if he tries to deny that he's been at my feeder!" Kim wrote.
"Who Me?"
Posted May 2, 2007




"Fiery Sunset" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden photographed this ""Fiery Sunset" on Sunday, April 29, 2007 on West River and Fix roads.
Posted May 1, 2007




"Springtime In WNY"- April 2007


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   Emily captured the ducks in the area of her East River Road boathouse on April 20, 2007 when the water was very still.
Posted April 26, 2007




"Niagara's Expanding Skyline -A View From West River" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   This beautiful West River view was taken by Lisa Boulden on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 around 9 p.m. "A beautiful evening; the water was as still as glass," she said.
Posted April 26, 2007




"Turkey On Ice!"- April 2007


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   This turkey is probably enjoying the change of scenery as he floated down river Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2007.
Posted April 26, 2007




"Springtime"- April 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took these photos Thursday evening, April 19, 2007 in Beaver Island State Park.
"N- - - Ice Night For A Canoe Ride!" is what Kim called the photo of the man in the canoe heading out towards Strawberry Island just before sunset.
A great blue heron hitching a ride on an ice flow
"Sing Your Little Heart Out!" was taken in Kim's backyard. "He was soooo cute! He was singing his little song to his mate that was off in the distance. He sang, paused and waited for her to sing back to him! This kept going on for quite a while! Love is in the air!!"
Posted April 26, 2007




"Spring Ice Flows" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view.

   Barbara McMichael snapped the ice in the river in the area of the Beaver Island Park sledding hill, on Saturday, April 21st. "There were still some chunks of ice floating down the river, seemingly out of place during the warm spring evening, she said.
Posted April 21, 2007




"Blue Birds And More" - March 2007


Paula Sciuk Photos - Click for larger view

    Paula Sciuk, an active member of the Grand Island Garden Club, snapped these birds who were feeding in her yard in mid March 2007. Though there are more and more reports of Blue Birds on the Island, they are still an unusual visitor to our yards and birdfeeders. According to Paula, the Blue Birds only spent a day in her yard and seemed to be traveling with a Robin. Also shown are a Goldfinch, Downey Woodpecker and Red-Bellied Woodpecker. The fruit tree is a Red Aspire Pear.
Posted April 19, 2007




"Easter Morning Visitors"- April 2007


Nathan Cook Photos - Click for larger view

   Mother Nature took over the Cook family's Harvey Road yard on Sunday
when Nathan Cook snapped these photos of the Purple Finch and the many deer who visited this past weekend.
Posted April 12, 2007




"Easter Morning At The Bird Feeder"- April 2007


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took this photo at the bird feeder in front of her house on Easter morning, April 8, 2007.
"I think the poor birds are regretting leaving the south so soon!!
All I can do for them now is be sure to keep my feeders filled up for easy accessible food!" she said.
Posted April 12, 2007




"April Evening Photos" - April 2007



Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed these pictures on the evening of Monday, April 2, 2007. The first one, "Rays From Above,"
was taken on the West River near the Whitheaven Overlook. The seagulls were taken
in the area of the Beaver Island Marina. "Sunset Over Niagara" was taken along West River Parkway.
Posted April 5, 2007




"Nuthatch" - April 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed the Nuthatch in her yard on Meadow Lane on Friday, March 30, 2007.
Posted April 5, 2007




"East River Road Fox" - 2007


Bill DeGlopper - Click for larger view.

   Bill DeGlopper writes that, "This fox was hunting for a goose supper along East River Road on St Patrick's day. He is stopped at the Feathers' dock, 2311 East River. Earlier he had been observed crawling along the snow, not 10 feet from a huge flock of geese feeding along the breakwall."
Posted March 29, 2007




"Today's Sunrise" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view.

   This sunrise was taken around 7:30 a.m. today (March 22, 2007) at the River Oaks Marina
next to the Holiday Inn on East River Road. Barbara McMichael stopped to take the picture while driving her son to the high school on Ransom Road.
Posted March 22, 2007




"Primrose & Snowdrop'" - March 2007


Adria Ryan Photo

   Adria Ryan photographed the Primrose and Snowdrop emerging after the thaw, in her yard of West Oakfield Road on the Ides of March - Thursday, March 15, 2007!
Posted March 22, 2007




"Tundra Swan" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click and scroll down for full photo.

   This Tundra swan was coming out from under the bridge at the Beaver Island State Park sledding hill when Barbara McMichael took this photo on Sunday, March 18, 2007.
Posted March 22, 2007




"First Crocus'" - March 2007


Adria Ryan Photo

   Adria Ryan photographed these flowers in front of the DeSignet Jewelry Store on Thursday, March 15, 2007. Could they be the first of the year?
Posted March 15, 2007




"Beauty In The Mist" - Beaver Island Park - March 2007



Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

   These photos were taken in Beaver Island State Park Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
The deer are on one of the golf course hills and the docks and tree image are in the Marina
area and the icebergs were taken at the far end of the park at the circle turn around.
Posted March 15, 2007




"Prancing Deer!" - March 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed the deer in her yard on Meadow Lane on Saturday, March 10, 2007. She named the photos (left) "Don't Ever Look Back," "On Alert" and "Prancing Door To Door." (The deer was cruising through the yards visiting the bird feeders for a snack!)
Posted March 15, 2007




"Sunset" - March 2007


Amy Edwards Photos - Click for larger view

   Amy Edwards photographed these sunset pictures in the early evening of
Thursday, March 8th, 2007 from the Kaegebein School yard facing the Parkway.
Posted March 15, 2007




"Big Red" - March 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed these birds on February 28 and March 1, 2007. She named the Woodpecker and Cardinals (from left) "Eye To Eye" - "They Call Me. . . Big Red" - and "Shy Boy"
Posted March 8, 2007




"Full Moon" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click and scroll down for full photo.

   Barbara McMichael took this twilight photo of the full moon on Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
Posted March 5, 2007




"The Frozen American Falls" - 2007


Paul Leuchner Photo - Click for larger view

   Paul Leuchner took this air photo of the American Falls on Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
"It was pretty cold taking this photo through the open window of the aircraft," Paul said.
Posted March 1, 2007




"February's Island" - 2007


Beaver Island beyond the golf course, just before the bend prior to River Lea.


(left) Along the 4600 block of East River - (right) East River Road just beyond
Cox Road in Ferry Village. If you look closely you will see two men in the river.
Cathy Long Photos - Click for larger view.

Posted March 1, 2007




"Icebergs" and "Ice Fishing" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   These Beaver Island photos were taken on February 21, 2007.
Posted March 1, 2007




"Bald Eagle" - 2007


Lynn Kahn Photo - Click for larger view.

   This bald eagle was at the foot of Riverwoods Drive on Wednesday, February 21st,
"checking out the Niagara River," Lynn Kahn said.
Posted March 1, 2007




"Birds Of Paradise" - February 2007



Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

   These photos were taken from Karen Sorbello's backyard on Baseline Road over the past two weeks. The first two are of the Red Finch, the third picture is a Starling and the last one is of a male Northern Cardinal.
Posted February 22, 2007




""Grand Island Is Snow Much Fun!" - February 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim and Mike Ludwig and sons took a sunset snowmobile ride around the Island
on Monday, February 19, 2007 when these photos were taken along the West River.
The snowmobiler heading up the hill is Kim and Mike's son, Scott. "It was such a gorgeous night!" Kim said.
Posted February 22, 2007




"East Niagara" - February 2007


Frank Larracuente Jr. Photos - Click for larger view

   Frank Larracuente Jr., a newcomer to the Island, snapped these photos along the East River
across from Niawanda Park, Tonawanda. The Iceberg was taken in early February,
the tree during the January ice storm and the dock and bridge in December 2006.
Posted February 22, 2007




"February Sun On The Niagara" - 2007


Mel E. Passarelli Photo - Click for larger view

   This photo was taken on a very cold and sunny Monday, February 5, 2007 at the corner of Love and East River.
Posted February 22, 2007




"Icicle Nails" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   This Lisa Boulden photo, "Icicle Nails," was taken in mid January 2007 on the bridge near the Beaver Island
sledding hill. "I love the way the warm colors contast the cold ice."
Posted February 15, 2007




"Busy Bird Feeder" - February 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed these birds on February 6, 2007. "They are really appreciating the full bird feeder during this cold winter!" she said. "Snow Face" (left) is the cardinal peeking up through her front porch and taken on February 2nd. "The Woodpecker has been so shy to come to the feeder- took her about a month to finally fly over from her tree to enjoy a snack!" Kim named the third photo, "Ha.... Beat Ya To The Birdfeeder!
Posted February 8, 2007




"January Moon" - 2007


Reg Schopp Photo - Click for larger view

   Reg Schopp photographed the moon straight overhead on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.
Posted February 1, 2007




"Cathedral of Ice" - 2007


Paul Leuchner Photo - Click for larger view

   Paul Leuchner took this photo in front of 1212 East River Road looking south (upstream)
on the morning of Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Greg Swan's boathouse is pictured just beyond the trees.
Posted February 1, 2007




"Bird Of Winter" - January 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   "Perfect Grip!" Kim captured the Tufted Titmouse with just the right hold on a snack before his flight from the feeder! The photos of her front yard feeder on Meadow Lane were taken on January 19th and January 29, 2007.
Posted February 1, 2007




"Stunning January Ice" - 2007


Mike Dudley Photo - Click for larger view

   Mike Dudley captured this beautiful scene along the West River
somewhere between Bedell and Whitehaven roads on Thursday, January 18, 2007.
Posted January 25, 2007




"Ice Castles" - January 2007



Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

   "Ice Castles," taken in late afternoon on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 looking toward the sledding hill and bridge.
(The sledding hill is to the right but out of view).
Posted January 18, 2007




"January Bridge Photo" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden shot this photo of the south
Grand Island Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2007.
Look closely and you can see snow and some ice-encased
brush in the foreground, and, beneath the peak of the bridge, a few crystallized trees.
Posted January 18, 2007




"January Beaver Island Landscape" - 2007


Lisa Boulden Photo - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden shot this photo in Beaver Island State Park near the sledding hill during the ice storm.
Posted January 18, 2007




"Ice Capades" - January 2007



Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   This ice photo, "Ice Capades," was taken at St. Stephen's Church on Baseline Road on Tuesday night, January 16, 2007.
Posted January 18, 2007




"January Ice Storm" - 2007


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   (left) Emily Dahlstrom captured this "aftermath"
of the Monday, January 15, 2007 ice storm on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.
The photo on the right was taken Monday night, January 15, 2007.
Posted January 18, 2007




"More Icy Monday Photos!" - January 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took these pictures on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.
(1) Beaver Island, (2) "Across The River" (View of the other side from Beaver Island),
(3) Beaver Island (view of across the river), (4) "Squirrel On Ice."
"I actually took this from my truck window while driving up the little road from the marina at Beaver Island."
(5) Buckhorn just before sunset, taken on Wednesday, January 17th.
Posted January 18, 2007




"Icy Monday!" - January 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig captured these icy shots in Beaver Island State
Park just before sunset Monday, January 15, 2007. Be sure to click for the larger view!
Posted January 18, 2007




"January Sunset" - 2007


Cindy Thompson Photo - Click for larger view

   Cindy Thompson took this beautiful sunset from her Webb Road backyard on the evening of Wednesday, January 3, 2007.
Posted January 18, 2007




"Geese Along West River Shore" - January 2007


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig "shot" these geese today (Jan 11th) along the West River.
Posted January 11, 2007




"Buffalo Launch Club Lighthouse" - 2007


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael took this early morning photo of the Buffalo Launch Club
lighthouse on January 10, 2007 during a beautiful pink and purple sunrise.
Posted January 11, 2007




"Deer On Meadow Lane" - 2007


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig shot these photos from her deck on Meadow Lane on Friday, January 5, 2007. "Since the deer was so far away and difficult to focus, I gave it a slight watercolor effect to make it look better and more like a soft watercolor.
Posted January 11, 2007


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