Barry photographed a couple of Accipiters, this one is a juvenile but I can't see enough details to say whether a cooper's or a sharp-shinned. It is certainly aware of Barry, however.
Orange jelly fungus (Dacrymyces)
Adding colour to the forest now that the leaves have fallen, are various colourful fungi such as this.
Stuffing his cheeks! Like other squirrels, the chipmunk is gathering food for winter. Unlike other squirrels, this species stores its food in 'larders' underground near their winter quarters. Periodically throughout the winter they will wake up and have a snack, thus they are not true hibernators as groundhogs, another relative, are. (CH)
Large flocks of juncos have been coming through the region for weeks now, but not always to catch by camera as they flit away at the merest movement.
Tamaracks at FWG
The row of tamaracks north of the old woods turn a beautiful eye-catching yellow just before dropping their needles.
Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
Sunlight through the leaves of staghorn sumac... these are the often the first shrubs to turn colour in autumn, usually becoming a brilliant scarlet, though some turn golden and orange.
Backyard Garden of the Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Even at the end of October, the backyard garden component of the FWG looks colourful and lush.
Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia)
Not much is blooming now but some Rudbeckia are still in flower, along with the phlox, both in the Backyard Garden.
Mountain ash (Sorbus)
There are still large clusters of mountain ash fruit hanging on the trees. Sometimes the fruit vanishes quickly, other times it serves as a winter source later in the season.
Large flocks of starlings could be heard all over the garden, a cheerful sound (no matter what one may think of starlings).
Colour in autumn comes not only from the changing leaves, but also from the fruit on many trees, such as this ornamental crabapple. Some fruit is tiny, some fairly large, some orange, some a bright red, others a burgundy, some feeds wildlife, other fruit is shunned by all!
Squirrels continue to busily collect food in preparation for winter. This one was ferrying walnuts to a stash not far from its winter nest site.