Wildlife Photos of 09/08/12 – Shawangunk Grasslands

White-tailed Deer

In a big open area like the Shawangunk Grasslands, it can be quite difficult to get decent photographs of the wildlife.  I had a lot of little sparrow sized birds fly by as I hiked along the trails, but never really got an opportunity to photograph them.

And while I did get some okay photos of some northern harriers, most of my shots were insects and butterflies.  I was happy to see so many buckeyes around, as they are one of our more visually stunning butterflies.

I will have to make a note to myself to try and make a visit or two here in the winter for a chance to see and photograph any short-eared owls that spend the winter there.  Until then, enjoy these current photos.

Wildlife from Shawangunk Grasslands (click photos to enlarge)

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