Sunday, April 17, 2011

Continuing the Hike Along the East Track to the Beaver Pond of the Vermilon River. A Post to My World Tuesday.

Our Favourite Northern Crow


He goes with us


Song Sparrow


Song Sparrow


Red Winged Blackbird


Singing For A Mate


East Wall Of the Beaver Pond

Large Lodge

Second Lodge


Beaver Dam


Close Up of Dam as Song Sparrow Looks On

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Breach in the Dam


Close Up Showing Volume of Water Escaping.


Great Blue Flying Over Pond


Great Blue.


Great Blue



I'll bet you didn't think we were going to say anything. The Beaver pond is just a continuation of the hike on the abandoned East Track. It's a very large pond that they have made, and is really high. I expect the breach in the dam is natural and they'll fix it when some of the water drains out.

Seeing the Great Blue was unanticipated as I didn't think they would be here yet. He was flying on the opposite side. The pond is the size of a small lake, so he is a big guy.




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52 comments:

  1. That is an amazing blog and great photos.

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  2. Very nice images. Love taking the walk with you.

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  3. neat to have a beaver dam nearby! we had one in a wisconsin creek we frequented as kids. it was so neat to see their work!

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  4. What a nice way to spend the day. Looks like you had a lot of good sightings.

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  5. What a lovely area for a hike. We like crows too. They are so intellent and fascinating. We have several resident Song Sparrows now. They sre so cute with their little breast spot. They nest in out yard every year. A greT Blue! lovely photos. I have yet to see one this spring. Soon I hope!

    Ann

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  6. A lot of beautiful photos here. This looks to be an exceptional area and I like how it makes asuperb background for the bird photos.

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  7. Hi Gary I always enjoy a blog walk. It gives me a real sense of the setting, weather and range of wild life. It is good to see your birds are returning and that you have some open water.

    Regards
    Guy

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  8. I'm beginning to think that crow thinks he's your personal spirit helper.

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  9. Fantastic post and photos as always, Gary! I love going on the walks you take us on through your photos! Wonderful views of your world! Thank you -- and Boomer, too! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  10. Your photos are lovely Gary. Always interesting posts from your wonderful Canadian world. I do wish me and my family one day can go there. I really do want to take part of the lovely nature you have. Friends of mine went there for fishing half a year ago. Met several bears and are still today shaky but thrilld about it :-) Thanks for your comment. I send you a licorice thought ;-) Please have a great week. Boomer looks just gorgeous!!!

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  11. a lovely hiking spot. i bet boomer was ecstatic.

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  12. You have some wonderful wildlife on your doorstep Gary. A lovely part of the world.

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  13. Gary another great post from you and your companion. You live in an incredibly diverse part of the world, your very lucky, however your sharing of these places on your blog is a great testament to your good self

    Cheers
    Dave

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  14. Great post with all the birds as well as beaver dam.

    Thanks for your comment, I am very happy to have autumn rather than spring. After our summer heat, the autumn is an absolute treat.

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  15. Really impressing wings this Great Blue have :)

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  16. I love beaver dams - I have a couple of shots taken last summer near one that are in my to-post folder. Great shots!

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  17. Beautiful photos, Gary. Does the crow really follow you and Boom? That's wonderful.
    I've always loved herons - this one is magnificent.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  18. Great shots of the great blue! And what a huge beaver dam! Looks as if the snow is taking its time melting though...

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  19. What a lovely hike enjoying wildlife!

    Our crows are a bit nuisance cause they rip open garbage and litter the street here. They are so clever and watch us on the utility pole as their vantage point. I don't understand crow language at all, but when they are loud, there happens something mess at garbage site. I'd like to see them in the wild.

    To see Great Blue flying over the pond must be relaxing.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Wonderful post and photos of your local wildlife. This is one of my favourite areas of Ontarios near-north. Thank you for sharing your walk and exploration with us and for stopping by my blog.
    Smiles
    P.S. Boomer needs to meet Uck!

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  21. Another great set of pictures and an interesting, if brief tale!!!

    I think the colour (color?) on the back of the crow is wonderful. They really are splendid birds.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  22. Beautiful images of birds. I just love them.

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  23. It still looks very, very cool up there, Gary!

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  24. Both Boom & I enjoyed your company, Lois.

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  25. It sure is texwisgirl, although beaver are not rare here.

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  26. The forest in its diversity is a great background, Willard.

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  27. It's always a pleasure to be in the wilderness, Marie.

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  28. Thanks Andrew, but no architecture like you have.

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  29. They are impressive Birgitta!!

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  30. Sure he does Kay, he's our guardian.

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  31. The Great Blue is really impressive ladyfi.

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  32. The Corvid family, crows, ravens and blue jays, are very intelligence, Stardust.

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  33. The crows are certainly not solid black colour. Stewart.

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  34. It is and more snow today, EGW.

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  35. I missed this post earlier somehow. Beautiful pictures. Just, the redwing makes me lonesome for Oregon -- they abound at the Lake where we stay when we're up there. None here. We still have some Great Blues, so they haven't all flown North yet. (Like us.)

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  36. I'm amazed the great blues come north so early... I know where I'd be. Thanks Sallie.

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