Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunny Skies Bring Changes On the Vermilon River. A Post to Sky Watch.


Vermilon Looking NW


 Spring comes to the Vermilon in fits and starts, but a bright day makes the river come alive as the photos show with open spots appearing in the ice and rapids starting to flow.
Thawing Wetland
 Even portions of the wetlands and small lakes begin to thaw. The thawing, and spring weather brings in the young geese eager to get started on the family ritual.
In Flight



Getting Closer
 

Even in flight and landing these guys although graceful are funny. Did you notice the comments he got on his three point landing, although maybe he cut it a little close.
Final Landing


Just Hanging Out


All in All About 12 Early Arrivals



Close Up



Near a Bit of Open Water


Two Loners



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


Open Rapids


40 comments:

  1. Marvelous captures as always, Gary! And what wonderful BLUE skies!! You do live in a very beautiful place! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Just gorgeous! LOVE those geese and those blue skies and waters.

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  3. How fun. What great images. I love that landing. ;)

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  4. Wonderful shots! It looks like quite a bit is left to thaw.
    Yes, I saw the 'comments on his landing.' I'm wondering if it was along the lines of 'you're getting better' or 'hey, why don't you watch where you're going'. :)

    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  5. Great views, always enjoyed the arrival of geese with spring weather, have a great weekend

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  6. How nice to see the geese arriving in the north, Gary.

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  7. Great nature photos, Gary! Looks like the arrival still have to kill some time waiting on the thaw.

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  8. A piece of nature fills up your blog, nice.

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  9. great action shot.

    looks like a nice day to be out and about.

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  10. Great geese pics! Still winter here in Montana, too--at least every other hour or so...

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  11. What a great series of Canadian Honkers...I love the Final Landing and his tail markings. Great job.
    BlessYourHeart

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  12. Great pics, Gary, have yet to see my first geese for this season, hopefully soon. Seems our spring has finally sprung eh!!

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  13. What a great capture! the animals seem to enjoy the very welcoming weather.

    Thanks for the visit.
    SkyWatchFriday#49:Sunset

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  14. Beautiful spring shots, very scenic. Your collection of bird images are awesome.

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  15. What great action shots! Love the landing...so graceful. For me- that's the worst part:)

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  16. Love that landing shot! Hurray for sun and some open water.

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  17. A great set of shots as every! Busy, busy, busy here, so please excuse the short comment!

    Stewart M

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  18. Wonderful series of photos. Loved the shot of the landing. Have a great weekend!

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  19. These birds are so wonderful and so are your photos! Great series!
    Wish you a blessed weekend:-)

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  20. I like the canadians, even if, sometimes, they are too many when I am kayaking.

    Yes, it is a willow tree on my post. A large variety.

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  21. Thanks texwisgirl for the kind words.

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  22. Quite the flyer isn't he, Lois?

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  23. They hiss and honk at one another, Carletta.

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  24. It takes a longtime to leave doesn't it EcoRover?

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  25. They should be there shortly Bonifer.

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