Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Scenes, Berries, Fireweed,BlueJays, Crows, Cat Bird, Sparrows and Red Squirrels. A Post to SWF.

West River Wetland.
We're just into another five days of overcast skies with some rain, although not enough; damp stuff that lets you know where every ache and pain hides in your body. The weekends brighten up so most of these pictures were taken then. There's no rhyme or reason to this post ; just a celebration of nature at its best. The Cat Bird by the way is related to the Mocking Bird and gets its name from the mewling sound it makes before it launches into its imitation of other bird calls. Fire Weed is the bright pink plant that I showed earlier. The seed is just like silk. A Post to SWF @
West River Wetland

The Ridge.

The River.

Quiet side of The Rapids.

The Rapids

Choke Cherries.

Blue Berry Bushes Turning Red

Fire Weed In Seed.

Blue Jay

Northern Crow.

Entwined Dragonflies.

Cat Bird.

Swamp Sparrow.



Canada Goose Landing.

Black-capped Chicadee.

Acrobatic Squirrel

Posing Squirrel.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Warblers Of The Vermilon River. A Post To WBW.

Chestnut-sided Warbler
When I got the camera and started taking photos I thought there was a lot to learn about photography. I thought the identification of wildlife was going to be easy. After all, a fox is a fox. But birds, now that's another story! And then there's wildflowers, insects, trees and the list probably goes on, and on. Then came the added pressure of the blog. Suddenly search engines started to direct readers here to see photos of wildlife or flora and fauna. So identifications have to be correct. Boom and I are a little long in the tooth for all this pressure. So thanks to all the people who help. Now I even go back and correct identifications. And I collect up sightings and re-post to show my collections. This one is about Warblers and includes a brand new one at the end. The folks from NWO Birds identified the photo that I posted last week as a Canada Warbler as a Palm Warbler, another first. Also a warbler post is important because Warblers may have a non-breeding or fall plumage and appear right along with the same bird in its breeding plumage. A Post to WBW @
Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler- Fall Plumage.

Chestnut-sided Warbler-Fall Plumage.

Male Common Yellow Throat Warbler.

Male Common Yellow Throat Warbler.

Female Common Yellow Throat Warbler.

Female Common Yellow Throat.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.



Male American Redstart

Female American Redstart.

Palm Warbler ( From Last Week)

Palm Warbler.

Palm Warbler.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Scenes, Spider Webs,Blue Jay, Robin, Sparrows, Teal Ducks,Red Squirrels, and a Milbert's Tortiseshell Butterfly.

The Golds.
These posts are getting too long, but I wanted to show you some fall colour in the forest, which is mainly a gold forest against a green background, with splashes of red. I included the shrubs or trees that turn red, but you can see they're in the minority. We've had five days of rain, and all the spider webs coated in water caught my fancy. I caught the squirrel harvesting a cone using the tree highway. The rest are photos that I took today, Sunday, the first nice day we've had. By the way the Robins will stay as long as the berries last. A Post to My World Tuesday @
North Wetland.

North Wetland with Pin Cherry Trees in the Forefront.

The Vermilon Looking Very Gold.

Red Moutain Ash Tree.

Maple Tree

Pin Cherry Tree

Not All the Maples Go Red.

Yellow Ground Bushes.

Spider Web.

Spider Web

Twp Spider Webs.

Blue Jay


Likely A Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow.

Blue-winged Teal In Flight.

Red Squirrel After A Pine Cone.

Red Squirrel With Pine Cone.

Milbert's Tortiseshell.