Friday, April 15, 2011

Still Hiking the East Track Wetlands of The Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters.

NE Wetland


Channel And NE Wetland
 As you can see from photo one the north wetland is still frozen over, although the channel that flows under the old track is open and running.
SE Wetland


You may have to click to enlarge as there are a lot of photos in this post. If you're a little lost check out yesterday's post to get up to date. Photo three shows how open the south wetland is.

The Usual Bribe


And Here He Is.
 Hard to believe what a peanut will get you in the north isn't it?

Song Sparrow


Opposite Profile Song Sparrow


Red Winged Blackbird


Flying Geese


Close Up

The Sparrows sing us onto the trail and the Geese provide entertainment with their attempts to deal with the ice. 
A Pair Of Mallards
 The Mallards are new arrivals and will stay to the far side of the wetland. We can't get any closer to them because the land trail is still snowed in.

Killdeer





The Killdeer I think are searching for places to
nest. The Killdeer are members of the Plover family. 
Killdeer











A Post to Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

46 comments:

  1. love that feathered elephant you have that'll work for peanuts. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, you shot the second one of Killdeer so perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. They are all very nice, but that second image of the Killdeer is spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great birds, I just love the cute Killdeer.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Excellent photo set. Very nicely captured.
    Have a great week-end.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful shots.. good to see the sunny side is now open water.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful shots, thanks for taking us on your walk! Love the killdeer.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful selection of birdlife you have - and I have to say that it still looks rather frigid in your part of the world. I think "brrrr" when I see that snow and ice. I particularly love the little kildeer with it's stripy scarf - it's a very striking bird.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Bribes when resulting in good things :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, lots of beauty around you, Gary.
    I love the last photo in particular, but it's also nice to see the pair of mallards. We saw lots of them in Europe. Just returned from a month-long trip, so have to catch up on my commenting. Glad to see you and Boom are still blogging.
    -- K

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now, that is what I call beauty!

    Please come and see my critter post. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely critters!


    Would you come and see my critters? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. All familiar sites :) This looks so much like the scenery here...I had to check to see where you were from...Ontario is not so far away.

    Boomer looks like the sweetest dog ever. I just want to give him a big hug.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice photos. I always find it amazing at how early the Red Winged Black Birds return.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great shots, we are patiently waiting for the lakes to open In Algonquin park. some smaller rivers are flowing and the Beaver are out & about. The Shaggy Moose are already along the roadways browsing on whatever they can find till the ditches start producing the mineral rich early growth of cattails and such!!!!!But they are calling for snow tomorrow....April always has such a Mixed Bag of surprises!!!!!!Give Boomer a big hug....are you as cute as he?????....LOL

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Gary...and Boomer,
    Wonderful set of images!
    I especially enjoy seeing the Killdeer. I've watched closely but so far haven't seen any. They like to nest in my gravel driveway and have the past two years.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful shots documenting the arrival of spring. Your area looks like mine did a little over a month ago. Spring will move forward quickly for you now.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What incredible eye candy for us this weekend for critters Gary! Loved all you photos.

    My Sunday Link:
    Airplane Shadows

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday and leaving a comment. Your words are always a special treat for me. Have a great day....

    ReplyDelete
  19. I still have lots of peanuts left Texwisgirl.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The Killdeers are hard to shot because they're so flighty.

    ReplyDelete
  21. It will be another couple of weeks though ladyfi.

    ReplyDelete
  22. The killdeers are interesting IGW.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Everbody loves Boomer, Tammy.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Several including them surprise me Andy. It's not too hospitable here yet.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi YCN... Nope Boom has all the looks in the family.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Carletta and I hope they nest again near you.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Anni keep up the jokes!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your world is starting to thaw, soon it will be less challanging for you and Boomer to get out into the woods.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great shots Gary! I love these hikes!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Going to be a while yet Martha.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Fabulous shots.
    Sparrow has become rarity in this part now.

    ReplyDelete