Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Still Hiking the Abandoned RR Track of the Vermilon River. A Post to World Bird Wednesday.

Upper River series of Rock Islands

 The close up shows the red in the rock.

Open Stretch of River


The Abandoned Track

Abandoned Track and Raven Guide.


Hugin Our Raven Guide

Hugen Again.

Side Wetlands.

Chickadee in The Wind.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Red Squirrel, we don't have grays or blacks.

Red Squirrel

RedPoll Female


RedPoll Female.


RedPoll Female


RedPoll Male. Note the red bib.


Close up of rapids and end of hike.
 Still on the same trail as the previous post. Remember the hike ends because the bridge was removed when the track was taken out. The water is stained a copper colour from minerals in the rock, as you can see from the rock islands in the photo.  The river is an old meandering river, and there are side wetlands or little lakes, as it frequently goes around rock islands as shown in the first photos. It would be unusual to see anyone on these trails except for the person who maintains the forest feeding stations.


A Post to World Bird Wednesday @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

66 comments:

  1. That looks like my kind of trail Gary; one without people lol
    Lovely shots of the RedPoll and Chickadee.

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  2. These are absolutely beautiful!

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  3. that is still a lot of snow. but what a serene scene.

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  4. Nice pics, Gary, love the open waters, spring is in the air!!

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  5. It is a beautiful post with the rock formations;
    natural sculptures. Dear little birds; the squirrel must still have some of his stash, they are so clever. I like the raven, formidable birds. I really enjoyed your nature trail.

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  6. Great place to be at one with nature...Nice to see those rocks and your bird friends, the Raven a special bird--thanks for taking us along on your special hike!

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  7. Stunning scenery Gary and you have some fantastic wildlife to see, capture and thankfully for the rest of us share.

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  8. Great photos. That looks like a beautiful place to walk and great wildlife around you.

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  9. I finally saw some Red Polls yesterday. I had been missing them so it felt good. Great shots.

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  10. Looks like a very nice and remote place to get away from it all. For anyone familiar with the writings of Stephen King a lone Raven on a lonely track could be cause for worry!

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  11. What a fantastic place to hike! It's so isolated and serene. I can't wait to see it in the other seasons. Worrywart that I am, do you carry a cell phone for communication in case anything goes wrong? As beautiful as Boomer is, somehow I wonder if he would pull a Lassie if you needed help.

    Not a redpoll around today. The weather warmed up but I don't know if that caused the departure or not. I'll have to wait and see if they come back.

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  12. I love your nature images, particularly the bird photographs. We have feeders to attract all sorts of birds, but chickadees are my favorite among them. Wonderful work!

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  13. You had a lot of good company on this walk!

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  14. Lots of wildlife here and great photos too! I don't know if we have Redpolls here in Nova Scotia. Will have to check them out.

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  15. Very lovely series of photos.

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  16. Beautiful scenery and great birds.

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  17. Fantastic shots Gary. The Redpolls passed us by again this year.
    B.

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  18. It's a trail I would definitely enjoy hiking. Boy! You sure see tons of birds there!

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  19. Your hike looks similar to the creek in our woods that meanders past the cabin. It can be very dangerous as the ice starts to melt. I no longer hike "ON" the creek but beside it. I sure would love to have that red rock in my yard, or better yet, at the cabin beside the creek. I love the iron staining it red.
    Thanks for the tour. Be careful out there
    BlessYourHearts

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  20. Great series! Neat shot of the raven and love the red squirrel!

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  21. Wow! An awesome collection of photos! Beautiful scenic trail - looks a bit rugged, especially in the snow. Love your guide!

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  22. Fantastic photo series. Glad you and Boomer had a raven guide.

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  23. All the trails here are short on people and long on scenery and nature, Keith.

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  24. I think you're right Bonifer!!

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  25. Thanks Titania for the visit and words.

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  26. And it's an easy and not very special hike except for the rapids and easy trail in the winter,Sondra.

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  27. Thanks Andrew for the kind words!!

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  28. It's all of that and you could take your canoe in with you.

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  29. I think we share RedPolls and I'm glad you're seeing yours, NF.

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  30. Except Adam, he's Hugin who sits on the right shoulder of Odin.

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  31. Yup, Louise I carry a cell phone.Hope the RedPolls show up.

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  32. Thanks Doug for the kind words!!

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  33. Hi KaHolly and you're right!!

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  34. Hi Jim. Thanks for the visit you should have RedPolls as parts of New England get them.

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  35. And other wildlife too EGW.

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  36. Hi Dar. Boom & I are always careful!!

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  37. Hi SLH and thanks for the visit.

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  38. Hi BRC. This is one of the easier trails as snowmobiles have compressed the snow and it's easy snowshoeing.

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  39. The key is the raven guide!! Marvin.

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  40. Great series, Gary! I wished I lived in a wild place like that, and having a raven for a guide: right out of a fairy tale!

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  41. Gary, Thanks for taking us along on the hike. Nice captures of the birds with the wind ruffling their feathers. I also liked the little Red Squirrel.I have only seen the Grey ones.

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  42. wild nature offering a fantastic views and cute companies. You live in such a beautiful area!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Yoshi

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  43. Terrific photos - I love them all!

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  44. Hi Hilke. Just remember Wagner!!

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  45. belles photos hivernales et bravo pour tes photos animalieres

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  46. Hi Jean. The reds are much smaller!!

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  47. Hi Yoshi. Thanks for the visit and great words!!

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  48. Thanks Joo for the kind words.

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  49. The Redpolls are really great and the Raven, thanks Gary.

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  50. Brilliant photos Gary! The rock croppings are particularly intriguing double clicked in size. The patterns in that rock face...well...rock! Gosh, I have been fascinated by the open areas in our frozen rivers too. The edge of the ice with the bubbling and all is so cool. That's a great series of bird shots, you've really got that Nikon smokin'!

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  51. Great report of your hike -- love the chickadee shots, and the red squirrel is awfully cute too!

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  52. Thanks Pat for the kind words.

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  53. Such lovely shots! Lots of snow and birds - a perfect hike!

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  54. I guess the first squirrel shot is the cutest I've seen. The black-headed bird above is just lovely. Great post.

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  55. Those squirrels are really something, aren't they JM?

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  56. A wonderful trail. Chickadees are a great favorite of mine. I always wondered how they survived as it seemed to me they expended more energy than they took in by darting toward our feeders and flying off over and over again. (We had them at our feeders in Oregon when we lived there -- I haven't seen any here in Florida.)

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  57. Hi Sallie. They don't vacation in the south at all, I guess.

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