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Viewing Photos from April , 2011

April 29th, 2011 6:10:35pm

" First Ride "
This mother woodchuck holds her newborn in her mouth as she travels through Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Friday afternoon. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 29th, 2011 6:08:35pm
" Northern Shoveler Couple "
This northern shoveler couple was enjoying the milder weather at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Friday. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 29th, 2011 6:07:12pm

" Norther Shovelers "
These northern shovelers skim across the water at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Friday morning. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 29th, 2011 6:06:01pm
" Carp-et "
This is a confirmation of Laurie Dirkx's sighting of the Asian carp stacking up in Montezuma Wildlife Refuge recently. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 29th, 2011 6:02:01pm

" A Quieter Evening "
The sun sets under calm skies along the northern shore of Seneca Lake on Thursday evening. The shoreline was littered with debris that had washed up from the severe storms from earlier this week. Photo by Melissa Jensen.

April 29th, 2011 6:00:18pm
" Sundown Finger Lakes "
The sun sets over Seneca Lake as seen from Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva on Thursday evening. Photo by Melissa Jensen.

April 29th, 2011 5:59:17pm

" A Brand New Harley "
Bryant Wilkinson of Rochester won the NYS Dart Tournament Annual Harley-Davidson Motorcycle raffle drawn at the Holiday Inn in Waterloo on Thursday evening. Among other prizes were an electronic dart board, a jukebox, tix to Boston Redsox games, tickets to Syracuse football, as well as Cinderella and Slaughter concerts. Photo by Thom Prati, FingerLakes1.com.

April 28th, 2011 8:09:44pm
" Bridge Over Troubled Waters? "
This was not a good day for kayaking, as the raging waters of Flint Creek were smashing right into the bridge on Ontario Pathways Trail in Phelps. Photo by Catherine McGrath.

April 28th, 2011 8:08:31pm

" Flint Creek Rapids "
Flint Creek was roaring with the highest amount of water in recent memory having overflowed its banks on Wednesday night resulting in incredible raging rapids on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Catherine McGrath.

April 28th, 2011 8:06:55pm
" Tulips' Opening Act "
These tulips on Christler Road in Waterloo finally decided to open on Thursday morning. Photo by Patti Nogle.

April 28th, 2011 8:05:34pm

" High & Muddy "
Interesting color patterns in the storm tossed waters of Cayuga Lake that were encroaching on Harris Park in the Village of Cayuga on Thursday morning. Photo by Barb Stanyon.

April 28th, 2011 8:04:26pm
" Canal Side Stroll "
This family of geese were enjoying a stroll in the sun along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in downtown Seneca Falls on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Howard Lainhart.

April 28th, 2011 8:02:46pm

" Opening Up "
All this rain was good for one thing apparently as this lilly opened up in Weedsport of Thursday morning. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 28th, 2011 8:01:57pm
" May Flowers? "
All this rain was good for one thing apparently as these blooms opened in Weedsport of Thursday morning. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 28th, 2011 7:59:13pm

" Trillium Blooming "
The red and white trillium were blossoming in Macedon's Bullis Park on Thursday morning. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 28th, 2011 7:58:11pm
" Water Logged "
The heavy droplets left by Wednesday's storm were keeping down the blooms on this trout lilly in Macedon on Thursday morning. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 28th, 2011 7:54:52pm

" Stop, Thief! "
One of many raccoons that invade bird feeders in Phelps each night. This one is stealing thistle seed from a small round feeder. Photo by Mary L. Linehan.

April 28th, 2011 7:52:57pm
" Killdeer in Penn Yan "
This killdeer was spotted roaming in Penn Yan before the storm hit on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dave Foulkrod.

April 28th, 2011 7:51:51pm

" Border City Doves "
A mother dove and baby spotted in Border City early Wednesday evening. Photo by Josh Eddington.

April 28th, 2011 7:49:45pm
" Rochester Magnolia "
A magnolia bud was ready to pop open in Highland Park in Rochester on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 28th, 2011 7:48:09pm

" Tenacious, But Sweet "
Jack Russell Terriers are all fight and no flight, but this little guy, Ozzie, was all heart! Taken in Ontario on Wednesday by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 28th, 2011 7:46:56pm
" Trout Lilly "
A beautiful wildflower of the forest floor, named for how the leaves resemble the mottled coloring of a brook trout. Photo taken in Ontario on Wednesday by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 28th, 2011 7:45:55pm

" Pinkney Farms Resident "
This two week old Paint/Quarter Horse filly at Pinkney Farm in Ontario was all whiskers, eye lashes, and legs. An exquisite sight to behold. Photo taken on Wednesday by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 28th, 2011 7:44:56pm
" American Robin's Nest "
This migratory songbird from the thrush family is one of the first to lay eggs in the spring. Only two to this clutch, making it such a predator may have already robbed this robin. Photo taken in Ontario on Wednesday by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 28th, 2011 7:43:55pm

" Post-Storm Sky "
The skies were purple as seen from Taylor Road in Clifton Springs after Wednesday evening's storm passed through. Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 28th, 2011 7:42:12pm
" Owl Traffic Control "
A pair of barred owls avoid a collision in the air space over Darby's Corners Road in Branchport on Wednesday evening. Photo by Roger Bailey.

April 28th, 2011 7:41:00pm

" Yellow Rumped Warbler "
This yellow rumped warbler was spotted in Branchport on Wednesday afternoon, perched on a wild cherry limb. Photo by Roger Bailey .

April 28th, 2011 7:38:14pm
" Evening Treat "
This goldfinch stopped by the window for an evening treat in Clifton Springs on Wednesday night. Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 28th, 2011 1:21:44pm

" Canandaigua Lake Rises "
Even the ducks were heading for higher ground on Thursday morning at Canandaigua City Pier after Wednesday night's heavy rain caused the north end of Canandaigua Lake to rise above the shore. For more photos from City Pier, click here.

April 27th, 2011 3:15:51pm
" Trying To Blend In "
This gray tree frog was seen on a tree in Lodi, Seneca County, on Wednesday afternoon enjoying the sun shine. Photo by Kayla Lynn Harris.

April 27th, 2011 3:00:42pm

" Cathartes Aura "
This turkey vulture (cathartes aura) was drying his feathers along County Road 124 in Seneca County on Tuesday afternoon after the downpour that flooded the road. Photo by Susan Backlund.

April 27th, 2011 1:21:32pm
" Stringing Pearls "
Appearing like strung black and white pearls, these mating toads show their strands of eggs just beneath the water's surface in Ontario on Wednesday. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 27th, 2011 1:19:58pm

" Sky Meets Lake "
With the severe thunderstorms preparing to move through the Finger Lakes on Tuesday afternoon, ominous skies merged with a fog bank on Seneca Lake as seen from Dresden. Photo by Carolyn Poole.

April 27th, 2011 12:53:58pm
" Lawns Flood in Phelps "
As the rain fell and flooded this lawn in Phelps on Tuesday afternoon, the only one feeling good about it was this dog. Photo by Kathleen Adams.

April 26th, 2011 4:06:01pm

" Fox and Kits "
These kits and their mother fox were seen crossing a corn field on Rt. 414 in the Town of Junius at about 4:00 pm on Easter Sunday. Photo by Ember Hilkert.

April 26th, 2011 4:03:56pm
" Dove in the Wind "
This dove was braving the high wind in Weedsport on Monday afternoon. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 26th, 2011 3:14:10pm

" Ithaca SufferJets Roller Derby "
Pl Anne B and Chrysteria of the Ithaca SufferJets put a block on Gretta Bo Bo of Montreal during Saturday nights Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Bout held in Cortland. The Women's Roller Derby team from Montreal scored in the last two minutes to upset Ithaca 99-114. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net.

April 25th, 2011 2:29:21pm
" Carp Block "
Each spring, multitudes of invasive asian carp migrate from the cool water of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to seek the warmer marsh waters of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. It is here where the carp meet a barrier that stops them from invading such a delicate ecosystem. On Friday, one could see the water at this barrier fiercely brimming with carp as they attempt to call Montezuma home. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 25th, 2011 2:25:59pm

" Ragin' Rapids of Phelps "
With the heavy rain this month, area waterways are flowing at full capacity and Flint Creek in Phelps was no exception on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 25th, 2011 2:22:46pm
" Dark Orchard "
The dark sky loomed over this barren orchard along route 414 in North Rose, Wayne County, on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 25th, 2011 2:21:25pm

" Cool April Shore "
The view from the shore at Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario on Saturday evening shortly after 6 pm. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 25th, 2011 2:19:48pm
" Falls on Lick Brook "
With all the recent rain, area creeks and tributaries are flowing at full capacity and this falls on Lick Brook, south of Ithaca, was no exception on Easter Sunday. Photo by Nigel Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

April 25th, 2011 2:15:37pm

" Turkey Town "
The turkeys were out in a muddy field on Mills Road in Waterloo on Saturday morning. Photo by Dave Foulkrod.

April 25th, 2011 2:14:05pm
" Luck of the Irish on Keuka "
A four leaf clover was found growing up through the rocks on the shore of Keuka Lake at Red Jacket Park in Penn Yan on Easter Sunday, Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 25th, 2011 2:11:30pm

" Armitage Road Eagle "
This bald eagle keep watch over a field near Armitage Road in Clyde on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Stephanie Northup.

April 25th, 2011 2:09:49pm
" Red Wing on a Cat Tail "
A red winged blackbird grabs onto a cat tail that made it through the winter at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Stephanie Northup.

April 25th, 2011 2:07:47pm

" White Swan in Montezuma "
This white swan was shaking off some water from her wings on Saturday inside Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Stephanie Northup.

April 25th, 2011 2:06:36pm
" Eagle Nest in Seneca County "
This bald eagle was keeping lookout from his nest near Packwood Road in Waterloo on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dave Foulkrod.

April 25th, 2011 2:05:16pm

" Working & Saving in Geneva "
John Houck lll helps his father John, dig holes for a pool deck being built on Nursery Ave. in Geneva this weekend. He's looking to make extra money as he is saving up to buy his own car on his 16th birthday. Photo taken By John Houck.

April 24th, 2011 9:58:04am
" Deluge at Taughannock "
Taughannock Falls provides a variety of photo opportunities every season. Saturday morning, after the most recent deluge of rain, muddy water was cascading over the falls at quite a high rate. Photo by Tom Jackson.

April 24th, 2011 9:56:41am

" Wet & Wild in Trumansburg "
Taughannock Creek, as seen from Falls Road in Trumansburg, was running rapidly towards the Falls Saturday morning. Photo by Tom Jackson.

April 24th, 2011 9:54:51am
" Ontario Wood Ducks "
Drake and hen Wood Ducks take a temporary break from attending to their nest in Ontario on Friday. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 24th, 2011 9:53:31am

" New Record Set Saturday in Ithaca "
Former Waterloo HS standout Brooklynn Ventura, now competing for the University at Buffalo, finishes 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles in the Upstate Challenge on Saturday at Cornell University in Ithaca. In the semi-final she set a Cornell complex record in the hurdle event. Photo by Chip Andrews, www.cafotos.com.

April 24th, 2011 9:50:57am
" Beavers Be Damned "
This beaver dam on County Road 4 just west of Seneca Castle was broken up by the land owners on Saturday. Photo byo by Glenda Nash.

April 22nd, 2011 4:14:19pm

" 6 More Weeks of Winter? "
This woodchuck was deciding if the weather was warm enough to come out from behind the rocks along the shoreline at Lakefront Park in Geneva on Friday afternoon. Photo by Julie Bertram, pbase.com/fjbertram.

April 21st, 2011 4:17:48pm
" Optimax Groundbreaking in Ontario "
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently continued his long-standing commitment for business expansion and job growth as he spoke during the Optimax groundbreaking ceremony. The $4 million addition will create 50 new high-quality manufacturing jobs at the Wayne County precision optics facility. Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Assemblyman Bob Oaks; Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems; He Rong Ming, President of Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment; Mike Mandina, President of Optimax; Jim Hoffman, Chairman of Wayne County Board of Supervisors; Peg Churchill, Executive Director of Wayne County Economic Development Corporation; Robert Kelsch, Supervisor of the Town of Ontario; and Bob McNary, Finger Lakes Regional Director of Empire State Development.

April 21st, 2011 4:13:39pm

" Annabelle's Snack "
Finally a break in the weather allows Annabelle to enjoy some popcorn treats outside on Friday afternoon in Waterloo. Photo by Chip Andrews, cafotos.com.

April 21st, 2011 4:12:37pm
" Muddy in Newark "
After all this recent rain, at least there was a tiny break of sun on Thursday in Newark. Photo by Denise Buisch.

April 20th, 2011 10:46:20am

" Wednesday Morning Flooding "
Strong Road in Tyre, Seneca County looked more like a river than a roadway on Wednesday morning after the region was socked with thunderstorms and heavy rains overnight. Photo by Kevin Colton, kevincoltonphotography.com.

April 20th, 2011 10:40:09am
" Morning After The Storm "
The day begins on Wednesday morning on Canandaigua Lake after a night of thunder, lightning, and heavy rain. Photo by Denise Buisch.

April 20th, 2011 10:36:08am

" April Drops "
This flowering plant inside Highland Park in Rochester was drenched from this week's rain. Photo by Nigel Kent, nigelpkent.com.

April 20th, 2011 10:34:12am
" Cactus Bloom at Highland Park "
At Highland Park Conservatory in Rochester on Monday, the cactus room was full of plants that were flowering and producing offspring. Photo by Nigel Kent, nigelpkent.com.

April 19th, 2011 5:03:53pm

" Cool & Wet Morning "
It was a cool and wet morning on Tuesday at Bullis Park in Macedon, but despite the colder than average weather, new growth continues to emerge. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 19th, 2011 5:01:21pm
" Love of Blossom "
This leaf creates a smiling face as it rising from the ground of Bullis Park in Macedon on Tuesday morning. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 19th, 2011 5:00:11pm

" Morning Dew Drops "
Dew drops accumulate on this spider web discovered Tuesday morning on the floor of Bullis Park in Macedon. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 19th, 2011 4:58:35pm
" Flooded Canal "
This tree is normally on dry land at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge but on Tuesday morning the recent rains have caused the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to overflow. Photo by Tom Jackson.

April 19th, 2011 4:56:38pm

" 1,000th Fish Dinner "
Judy Nucci of Seneca Falls was the 1,000th person to purchase a dinner this year during the annual Lenten Fish Fry at SMS Lodge of Seneca Falls. Photo by Bart Carbone.

April 19th, 2011 4:54:33pm
" Wayne Co. Deputy Clerk Retires "
Eileen Bennett, center, of Lock Berlin, retired April 15, 2011 after 24 years in the Wayne County Clerk's Office. She is shown here with an Assembly Citation honoring her service. Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who was Wayne County Clerk in 1987, hired Mrs. Bennett. She was promoted to Deputy County Clerk in 1998 by then-County Clerk Linda Schaffer. From left to right, current Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski, Bennett, Assemblyman Oaks and Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Hoffman.

April 18th, 2011 1:21:44pm

" Spring Growth "
These small flowers rose from the forest floor near Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario on Sunday morning. Photo by Nigel Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

April 18th, 2011 1:19:41pm
" Clifton Springs Daffodils "
These daffodils were displaying their early spring brilliance despite the cold weather in Clifton Springs on Sunday morning. Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 18th, 2011 1:18:00pm

" Downtown Penn Yan "
Downtown Penn Yan as seen on a cold, windy Sunday morning in Yates County. FL1 Staff Photo

April 18th, 2011 1:14:38pm
" Bringing It Home "
The eagle brings home a fish dinner at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 18th, 2011 1:13:28pm

" Waves Crashing In Geneva "
Winds of 30-35 mph out of the south with gusts to 50 mph caused a lot of commotion on the north shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Fred Bertram, pbase.com/fjbertram.

April 18th, 2011 1:11:32pm
" Cam-Owl "
You could be within 3' of this saw whet owl in the woods near Braddock Bay and never see him. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 18th, 2011 1:10:01pm

" Take Out (of the water) Dinner "
This heron was enjoying a not so happy gobi he snatched from the water of Irondequoit Bay on a cold, windy Sunday. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 18th, 2011 1:08:33pm
" Tree Swallow Perched "
This tree swallow found a nice spot to perch and survey his surroundings on Sunday at Braddock Bay. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 18th, 2011 1:07:01pm

" Lilacs Coming Out "
These lilacs were starting to show their color in Rochester on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Chris Coates ChrisCoatesPhotography.com.

April 18th, 2011 1:05:08pm
" Goose Lookout "
This goose was soaking up the sun in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at 5:30 pm on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dave Foulkrod.

April 18th, 2011 10:35:20am

" Bed & Breakfast "
An adult bald eagle feeds one of two eaglets in the large nest overlooking Mud Lock at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday afternoon between rain showers. Montezuma Refuge has five active eagle nest within it's 9,000 acres. Photo by Kevin Colton, kevincoltonphotography.com.

April 15th, 2011 4:05:08pm
" Neck Scratcher "
This Great Blue Heron takes a break at Seneca Lake State Park to tend to an itch on Friday afternoon. Photo by Fred Bertram, pbase.com/fjbertram

April 15th, 2011 4:03:43pm

" Keuka College Symphonic Band "
The Keuka College Symphonic Band will present its annual spring concert Wednesday, May 4. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, instructor of band, the program includes The Star Spangled Banner, by John Stafford Smith; March – “Folk Songs from Somerset,” from English Folk Song Suite, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows, by Samuel R. Hazo; music from Pirates of the Caribbean, by Klaus Badelt; Quad City Stomp, by Michael Sweeney; and Midway March, by John Williams

April 15th, 2011 10:24:41am
" Grey Bird "
This bird was spotted in a bush in Geneva on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dave Foulkrod.

April 15th, 2011 10:23:12am

" Easter Cheer in Interlaken "
South Seneca Elementary Student Council members (L to R) Skylar Shaulis, Annabelle MacIntosh and Maddie Houck, spread some Easter cheer recently at the Bixby Home for Adults in Interlaken, NY. Students prepared handmade baskets for each resident filled with small treats and flowers including an origami bunny in each basket made by John Zajac. Working with the residents to dye and decorate the hard-boiled eggs brought cheer to the residents. Photo by Betsy Sayer.

April 15th, 2011 10:21:55am
" Happy To Play Ball "
With the season in full swing, left fielder Cassie Clement stands on deck during Wayne Central's JV Softball game on Thursday in Ontario. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 14th, 2011 3:01:56pm

" Carp Buffet "
The carp gather in this outlet area in Montezuma Wildlife Refuge by the hundreds every spring which is just fine by this Great Blue Heron who has plenty of dinner options. Photo by Brenda Neville, Finger Lakes Mill Creek Cabins.

April 14th, 2011 2:59:43pm
" Something To Say? "
This young deer appears to trying to tell us something in Mendon Ponds Park in Rochester on Wednesday. Photo by Mike Sargent.

April 14th, 2011 2:58:28pm

" Night Sky of Colors "
The evening sky over Seneca Falls was full of color on Tuesday at sunset. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 14th, 2011 2:57:15pm
" Red Sky Over The Links "
The sun sets over the first green at Seneca Falls Country Club on Tuesday evening. Photo by Matt Ferrara,

April 14th, 2011 2:55:58pm

" Mustached Titmouse "
A tufted titmouse collecting excess dog fur for nest building material in Macedon Tuesday night. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 14th, 2011 2:54:22pm
" The New Geneva Skyline "
The newly constructed windmills at Zotos has changed the Geneva skyline as seen from 96A near Rose Hill Mansion on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

April 14th, 2011 2:52:01pm

" Red Sky Sunset "
A colorful sunset in Ovid on Tuesday night. Photo by Darren Burkholder.

April 14th, 2011 2:49:26pm
" Forest Bloom "
This lone flower blooms deep inside Barnes Gully, south of Canandaigua, on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Nigel Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

April 14th, 2011 2:47:19pm

" Barnes Gully "
The falls at Barnes Gully in Onanada Park, about 10 miles south of Canandaigua, on West Lake Road on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Nigel Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

April 12th, 2011 5:04:14pm
" Mud Creek "
Mud Creek in Farmington flows down to the underpass along the old railroad right of way through Mertensia Park on Tuesday afternoon. This view was largely obstructed in past years by a lot of small trees and bushes which have been cut down this year. Photo byt Mike Sargent.

April 12th, 2011 4:58:08pm

" Mennonite At The Pump "
It's not everyday you see a horse and buggy at the Kwik Fill on Route 31 in Lyons. Photo by Louise Hoffman Broach.

April 12th, 2011 4:55:09pm
" Williamson Native to West Point "
Assemblyman Bob Oaks, R-C-Macedon, introduced Cadet Corey Hill of Williamson, a member of the Class of 2014 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to the New York State Assembly on April 6. Hill was one of 16 cadets in Albany to represent the academy at West Point Day. Hill, a history major, is a 2011 graduate of Williamson High School. He is the son of Scott and Dacia Hill of Pultneyville. “It was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with such an accomplished young man,” Oaks said. “It was great to have Corey here among those honored.”

April 12th, 2011 4:53:24pm

" Macedon Mink "
This mink has been a regular visitor to a backyard pond in Macedon and was back on Monday evening looking for a dinner of goldfish and frogs. Photo by Doug Holland.

April 12th, 2011 4:50:04pm
" All Nestled In "
This goose was all nestled in for the night on Monday evening inside the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 12th, 2011 4:48:38pm

" Grand Daddy of the Pond "
The turtle has likely been calling this pond at Esker Brook in Montezuma home for decades. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 12th, 2011 4:46:44pm
" Snoozing Saw-Whet Owl "
A Saw-Whet Owl sleeps during the day on Monday at Braddocks Bay. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 11th, 2011 3:46:37pm

" Lakeside Swing "
This young man took advantage of the nice weather on Sunday by hopping on a swing that overlooks Seneca Lake in Dundee. Photo by Amy Argona, angelicimagery.com.

April 11th, 2011 3:45:33pm
" Stumped! "
Each year I think I really ought to remove this unsightly stump from my yard, but when I repeatedly get this male pileated woodpecker, the stump wins! Taken in Ontario on Sunday. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 11th, 2011 3:44:20pm

" White Wash "
One of the many cormorants manufacturing white wash on Irondequoit Bay on Sunday. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 11th, 2011 3:42:58pm
" First Flowers "
One of the first flowers of spring opened its petals in a backyard in Rochester on Sunday. Photo by Nigel Kent, nigelpkent.com.

April 11th, 2011 3:41:41pm

" Head Shaker "
These Wood Ducks were enjoying the spring weather at Durand-Eastman Park in Rochester on Sunday. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 11th, 2011 3:40:07pm
" Long Pond Sunrise "
The sun rises over Long Pond in Greece, NY to start the day on Saturday. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 11th, 2011 3:38:14pm

" South Seneca Career Fair "
South Seneca ninth graders attend the third annual Seneca County Career Fair on April 8th at the Seneca Falls Recreation Center. Pictured are South Seneca freshmen asking questions of a representative from the Holiday Inn about career positions, education requirements, nature of tasks, employ-ability and salary. The event featured over 25 local businesses, was attended by six area high schools and was organized by the Seneca County Youth Development Committee.

April 10th, 2011 9:23:15pm
" Fanfare "
This aged Tom was in full display with fanned tail as he strutted for this hen in Penfield on Saturday. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 10th, 2011 9:21:12pm

" Montezuma Killdeer "
This killdeer blended in well with the muddy terrain at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday morning. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 10th, 2011 9:19:48pm
" Song Sparrow "
A sparrow looks over Montezuma Wildlife Refuge from a branch on Sunday morning. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 9th, 2011 1:08:06pm

" New Tanker in Odessa "
The Odessa Fire Department recently placed a 2003 Freightliner 2000 gallon water tanker truck into service. This truck replaced a 1982 tanker that was placed out of service due to severe structural issues back in late 2008. Photo by John Jelliff.

April 9th, 2011 10:56:26am
" Wildcats Top Indians "
Waterloo's Cydney Hycko drives past Marcus Whitman's Emily Hoover during Friday night's Section V match up in Waterloo. The Lady Indians of Waterloo were defeated by the Wildcats. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net.

April 9th, 2011 10:55:04am

" Blue Sky Over Phelps "
Nothing but blue skies over the United Methodist Church of Phelps on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 9th, 2011 10:53:38am
" Day's End on the Farm "
The sun drops below the horizon at Pell Farms in Interlaken to end the day on Thursday evening. Photo by Connie Pell.

April 8th, 2011 10:25:50am

" Crocus Blooming "
This patch of crocus was blooming under the early April sun in Farmington on Thursday morning. Photo by Mike Sargent.

April 8th, 2011 10:22:44am
" Sapsucker Growing "
Vegetation begins to rise from the earth and swamp water at Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca on Thursday morning. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 8th, 2011 9:54:05am

" Six Story Treehouse "
A six story treehouse rises through the forest at Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca on Thursday evening. Photo by Mary Laude.

April 7th, 2011 5:09:36pm
" Real NYS Maple Syrup at So. Seneca "
South Seneca first graders, inspired by the real NYS maple syrup they just consumed on their pancakes, draw the four-step syrup making process from forest to table. Autumn Eygnor (left) and Alexis Frost also enjoyed hearing the book, "Sugar Snow" (adapted from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Photo by Betsy Sayer.

April 7th, 2011 5:08:17pm

" Keuka Students Help Local Pets "
In the 6th year of collecting donations for a community service project, Keuka College students raised approximately $130 worth of pet-supply goods to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County. Pictured left to right are junior Janelle Davidson, a biology major from Cortland, N.Y.; senior Jennifer Bush, a secondary education, history and special education major from Endwell, N.Y. ; junior Molly Flanagan, who dual majors in marketing and organizational communication from Rochester, N.Y.; and freshman Desiree Ford, an organizational communication major from Harpersville, N.Y.

April 7th, 2011 5:05:50pm
" Reflect on the Day "
It's always good to reflect on the day. The ore bed of Casey Park in Ontario on Thursday morning was perfect for this. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 7th, 2011 5:04:56pm

" Daybreak in Dresden "
Dawn sky mirrored in Seneca Lake's smooth waters as seen from Dresden on Thursday morning. Photo by Jack McAllister.

April 7th, 2011 5:03:26pm
" Sunny On Bristol Pond "
These ducks enjoyed the sun earlier this week on a pond in Bristol. Photo by Shelly Lannon.

April 6th, 2011 5:29:37pm

" Blinded By The Morning Light "
Driving north along Seneca Lake towards Dresden on a sunny Wednesday morning before the rain moved into the region. Photo by Denise Slocum.

April 6th, 2011 5:28:19pm
" FFA at Penn Yan "
These students took part in the 2011 Sub-State FFA Conference held at Penn Yan Academy on Saturday. Photo by Denise Slocum.

April 6th, 2011 5:26:25pm

" Waiting For Summer "
These picnic tables along Cayuga Lake were waiting to be filled by summer visitors on Sunday at Cayuga Lake State Park in Seneca Falls. Photo by Mary Sutterby.

April 6th, 2011 5:25:18pm
" Early Spring Anglers "
These men were enjoying fishing on the north end of Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Photo by Mary Sutterby.

April 6th, 2011 5:24:00pm

" Enjoying The Lake "
Sunday's sunny weather brought out the fishermen and dog walkers at Cayuga Lake. Photo by Mary Sutterby.

April 4th, 2011 2:21:49pm
" Prom Night at Wayne Central "
Gown - check. Tux - check. Jewelry, hair, nails, heels, purse - check. Limo - check. Junior Prom for Kyle and Chelsie at Wayne Central in Ontario this past Saturday - check. This partial list comprises about an $800 night out, thankfully the memories are priceless! Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com.

April 4th, 2011 2:20:30pm

" Sunny Side "
Arguably brighter than the alternative? Taken on Saturday in Manchester by Aaron Winters.

April 4th, 2011 2:18:59pm
" Wood on Wood Action "
A mating pair of wood ducks seen late in the evening on Saturday at Durand Eastman Park in Rochester. Photo by Aaron Winters.

April 4th, 2011 2:16:40pm

" Spring Budding "
Trees were budding in North Ponds Park in Webster on Sunday. Photo by Chris Coates, Chris Coates Photography.

April 4th, 2011 2:10:08pm
" Orchids in Rochester "
This was just one of the many orchids on display this weekend at the Genesee Region Orchid Show 2011 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Photo by Nancy Shaw.

April 4th, 2011 2:00:44pm

" Orchids on Display "
This was just one of the many orchids on display Saturday at the Genesee Region Orchid Show 2011 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Photo by Nancy Shaw.

April 3rd, 2011 12:54:50pm
" Heron On A Stick "
This great blue heron took to the treetop in between attempts at catching a meal from the fish hatchery pond at Powder Mills Park in Pittsford on Saturday. Photo by Nancy Shaw.

April 3rd, 2011 10:51:03am

" Women Build in Seneca Falls "
Brandy Paulk and her daughters 18-year old Shanigura Brown and 16- year old Markisha Paulk on Saturday began the long process of building their new home by helping to break ground for the house on Ovid Street in Seneca Falls. It's the 9th Habitat for Humanity home built in Seneca County. This build is unique because it being done by women as part of H4H's "Women Build" initiative. Photo by Greg Cotterill, FL News Radio.

April 1st, 2011 2:09:04pm
" Not Fooling Around "
This Schuyler county opossum was nothing to fool with on this April Fools Day on Friday. Photo by Zip, Wild66.com.

April 1st, 2011 12:14:35pm

" Sun Bathing "
This tiger soaks in some early spring sun at Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Star Greathouse, stoofarconcepts.com.

April 1st, 2011 12:12:09pm
" From Another Era "
This old piece of farm equipment rusts away in this field in Lodi on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kayla Lynn Harris.

April 1st, 2011 12:10:45pm

" Strange Spider in Lodi "
This strange spider was in an old tree on Thursday afternoon in Lodi, Seneca County. Photo by Kayla Lynn Harris.

April 1st, 2011 12:09:29pm
" Author Visits South Seneca Elementary "
Award winning author, Charles R. Smith, Jr. speaks to fourth and fifth graders at South Seneca Elementary about some of his 29 books that he has penned. Many of the books are poetry and prose related to baseball, basketball, football and boxing. Photo by Betsy Sayer.
   
 

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