I have spent a fair bit of time in September doing migration surveys for fun and for work. With this recent cold front, lots of raptors are on the move.
Earlier in September, I was down near Erieau, and I always like to check the pier.
While down in the Blenheim area for work I swung by to see if the American Avocet was still present and was excited to see that it was! Particularly nice since I missed this bird during spring migration this year.
One of the perks of being up early for bird surveys is getting to see the sunrise. I thought this shot of this wind farm rising out of the mist with the sun in the background was quite nice.