Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friendly skies and RedPolls of the Vermilon River. A Post to Skywatch.








The weather is fairly interesting with a lot of snow left that is now crystallised, making the walking uneven, not great for me. I'm therefore not certain how many RedPolls remain in the forest site, but my flock is diminished. But some remain. The other day a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings swept through cleaning off any remaining berries that have been exposed by melting snow. We regularly have Cedar Waxwings so the sight of the Bohemians was great.I got some great shots, but they are still on the memory card.This tends to happen because I live in a forest and there are lots of subjects to shoot.

I included photo 5 because it may give you some idea of the size of these flocks.

A Post to Sky Watch @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/

66 comments:

  1. A beautiful scenery, the Redpolls are in use again, cheers.

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  2. Just beautiful skies and even cuter, more precious redpolls. LOVE them! You got some great shots.

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  3. Gorgeous pastel skies! Terrific captures and I love the RedPolls! Wonderful post for the day! Hope you and Boom have a great weekend, Gary!

    Sylvia

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  4. Those are beautiful sky colors....and wish I had those Redpolls in my yard:)

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  5. Great skies, and those RedPolls look adorable.

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  6. nice collection of photos
    the little birds are darling

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  7. Amazing captures and skies!
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. Many birds are definitely on the move. A robin has just moved into my yard. Spring is definitely nearly hear now.

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  9. Wonderful photos.

    Have a terrific weekend.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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  10. Such exquisite photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Nice capture of the soft winter sky.

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  12. I love those cute birds! And a lovely pastel sky as well!

    ...nd a comment about your header: what a handsome dog you have!

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  13. Incredible view from your spot in Canada. The word vermilion always makes me think of those rainboy colors of your sky.

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  14. beautiful hued sky. happy st. paddy's.

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  15. Wow, the sky is gorgeous! Lovely post:)
    Boomer, keep your paws crossed for my poor Ira - she's going to have an operation in the morning!

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  16. Great Redpoll photos. Excellent contrast with the snow.

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  17. I just realized today that some baby birds have hatched nearby--a big surprise because I thought nest building here had just begun. Obviously we are a great deal further south than you, but spring is coming your way, I promise.

    Lovely photos and a wonderful chance for us to see your part of the world.

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  18. Great post!! Love that bird that tiny red on the forehead is awesome!
    Sky Watch Friday

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  19. The sky is lovely, and your bird pictures so appealing.

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  20. lovely pastel hues in the sky. and the waxwings were ready for the camera :)

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  21. Your brought us some lovely, pastel skies and sweet little redpolls today, nice.

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  22. Beautiful shots, Love those birds.

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  23. What wonderful pastel-coloured skies! And the birds are cute too!

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  25. Lovely skies, and so interesting to see birds that we don't have here. You certainly have a long winter.

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  26. Lovely pastel skies. And you know I just love the redpolls, could you send some my way.

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  27. Lovely shots ... all of them! Happy SWF!

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  28. great skies with that tuch of pink. It suits the redpolls.

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  29. Wow, really nice pics, Thanks for sharing them.

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  30. Thanks Bob. As I said you can never have enough RedPolls.

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  31. Thanks Texwisgirl. You're too kind.

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  32. Hi SK and thanks for the kind wishes.

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  33. This is the first year they've been here Dawn, or that I've seen them.

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  34. Thanks for the kind wishes Regina.

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  35. It'll be a while getting here, ECW.

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  36. And it produced a nice sunny day Sally.

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  37. I think Boomer gets a lot of coverage on this Blog, Valkyrien.

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  38. I'm holding you to that promise Clairz.

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  39. Thanks H&C for your kind words.

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  40. I wish I could send them to you. You would have a field day watching them, Martha.

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  41. Thanks for the visit, Jindu Jose.

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  42. Welcome to the site Vinni and thanks for the words.

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  43. Wonderful and romantic skies! I like your cute birds too:-)

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  44. I did see these birds when we spent one spring in Port Arnasas TX -- and was told that they're very common. But they sure weren't in the Pacific Northwest, where we're originally from. I loved them and would love to see more. (I don't think they're here in FL either.)

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  45. They come from the tundra north of me, and seem to break out every second year,Sallie.

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