Saturday, June 18, 2011

Flora and Fauna of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters and Scenic Sunday.

Male Hairy Woodpecker



These woodpeckers are athletics of the first order as they play on the feeders. See how he holds himself with his tail.

Male Hairy Woodpecker.


Our Crow Hugey.


Things have been a little dicey for our crow as several grackles decided to move into his territory. Boy has the battle been on. I expect Huegy raided their nests and drove then out that way. Boom & I are glad they're gone also as the forest birds are back visiting us on a regular basis.

Our Crow


Queen Anne's Lace.


I'm pretty certain this is Queen Anne's Lace and not Yarrow from the leaves. And of course the Daisy is easy.

Wild Daisy


White Dame's Rocket.







The Dame's Rocket is in full flower and patches of the forest floor are awash in the whites, mauves and purples.

Mauve Dame's Rocket.


White Dame's Rocket.


Mauve Dame's Rocket.


Unknow.



I really don't know about this one!!



Same Unknown.


Male Evening Grosbeak


Female Evening Grosbeak.




Aren't these guys a colourful finish to a colourful post.


A Post to Camera Critters@ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/ and Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

42 comments:

  1. the front-on shot of hugey is just wonderful. such expressive eyes!

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  2. That Grosbeak is beautiful.
    It's really in bloom out there! Lovely!!

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  3. You have so many different flowers. Nice. Love the hairy.

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  4. Love the bird photos, especially the grosbeaks.

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  5. I love the birds and blooms and yes the ending is my favorite. I love the evening grosbeaks.

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  6. A nice series of birds and flowers.

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  7. Nobody wants to visit when there are fights and rioting going on. The grosbeaks are beautiful.

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  8. I can help with the last unknown :)
    It is Silene Vulgaris (Smällglim in Swedish)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silene_vulgaris

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  9. I'm sure Hugey is indignant about the woodpeckers when he thinks he owns you and Boomer.
    Lots of wildflowers around you, and I agree the grosbeaks are delightful.
    — K

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

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  10. To Birgitta: Right on, in english Bladder Campion.

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  11. I'm sure Hugey thanks you Texwisgirl.

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  12. It's really taking off now Dawn.

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  13. They are colourful Eileen!!

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  14. No Boom still runs the place and Hugey knows where he stands, Kay.

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  15. I love Dame's Rocket, even if it a a rather aggressive invader. I never see Evening Grosbeaks around here so your pictures of them are a real treat.

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  16. Beautiful shots! I like Hugey. At first I thought it was Hungry. :)

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  17. You always have wonderful bird shots but today your flowers are lovely! I'm a daisy girl so it's my favorite.
    Great shot of Hugey's face!
    I'm afraid all the crows in my world have Mud for their name - they won't stay away from my apple trees. :)

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  18. Love the antics of the woodpeckers.

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  19. Wonderful post,Garry,the birds,and the flowers, oh my!

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  20. Those are all beautiful!
    I especially love the yellow on the Gosbeak!

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  21. So many lovely colors. Very nice series. :))

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  22. These flowers are beautiful. I love the light and color emerge. A great focus on those beautiful birds.

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  23. Woodpeckers are fun to watch on feeders. I love your resident Crow,Hugey. Do you feed him?
    I am jealous of your Evening Grosbeaks!
    You have some lovely wildflowers! We have Queen's Anne Lace blooming everywhere.

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  24. The Dame's Rocket is just great in terms of colour, Louise!!

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  25. Everybody likes Hugey One!!

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  26. He gets peanuts Jean, and Boomer only lets him collect the peanuts!!

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  27. Hi Gary

    Great shot of Hugey is he related to Huginn?

    Hi to Boomer.

    Guy

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  28. Yes Huginn is the Raven, Guy.

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