Thursday, September 15, 2011

A New Wetland, Cedar Waxwings, Song Sparows, Ducks Geese, Chickadees and Butterflies of the Vermilon River. A Post to SKF.

North End New Wetland.
As you can see from the sky in photo one, we've had bright weather, although the temperature took a sudden nose dive  to about 15 degrees C during the day and around 5 degrees C at night. The first two photos are scenes of the new wetland on the west side of the river, which I found an easy way into. On the right in photo one  is a white spot. That's a gull so you have some idea of the size of the wetland.

I included the toadflax again because they're so bright. I ran into a flock of Cedar waxwings and these are a few of the shots. They're so playful with one another, and sometimes I think they pose for the camera. The Song Sparrow is of course a favourite of mine because of their perpetual singing. The Chickadee was a lucky shot as they're hard to catch because of the tree canopy. The Geese are only practising I hope, as the ducks seem content to stay. The butterflies are almost like little pieces of sun themselves. A Post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/

 Gosh if you click on the photos it turns into a slide show. Try it.
South end.

Toadflax

Adult Cedar Waxwing.

Moulting Cedar Waxwing.

Waxwing Leap Frog.

Song Sparrow.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Ring-billed Gull In Flight.

Female Wood Ducks in The New Wetland

Canada Geese Forming a " V"

Cabbage White.

Pink-edged Sulphur.

25 comments:

  1. Marvelous post. The Pink-edged Sulpher is beautiful.

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  2. Lovely to see Gary... I have seen/heard the geese flying noisely over my house for the last few mornings...a beautiful sight.
    A nice series of images.

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  3. Great collection of photos enjoying the views that nature provides, thanks for sharing with SWF

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  4. Love your collection of birds and the flower it's my first time to see this kind. Thanks for sharing!

    SWF

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  5. Love the slideshow, and your bird shots are amazing.

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  6. I love the toadflax! You are right about the colours being so vibrant! I don't know about your geese, but ours are only flying in formation as far as the next grain field, fattening up, and strengthening those muscles for the long haul...

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  7. love the shot of the wood ducks with the colorful reflections. :)

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  8. Terrific series of shots! Great reflections on the water in the sky shots. It's getting chilly here too, going down to 7C tonight!

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  9. The slideshow is great, bigger photos. The wax wing leap-frog is cute, the song sparrow is a pretty little bird, and the black-capped chickadee certainly had his beady eye on you, "Hey, who you looking at?"
    Is the toadflax related to the Anterrhinum/snapdragon family? Great photo's again, but tell Boomer I think he is beautiful.

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  10. What a beautiful post! I love the geese the most!
    Happy SWF!

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  11. Our geese are trying to straighten their rows these days too--and all 'talking' at once.
    Autumn looks nice on the river!

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  12. Excellent post Gary. Like Andrew said it wont be long before Geese are once again on the move here in the UK.

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  13. So many great pictures . It's nice we have the wetlands to give these creatures a safe haven.

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  14. Lovely shot and reflection Gary!
    I had to smile at the leap frogging waxwings. :)
    Carletta's Captures

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  15. Toadflax????? What a beautiful flower--so colorful. Love all the birds--what a variety you are privileged to see. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  16. Hi Gary

    Great post, the leaping waxwing was a very neat shot.

    Hi to Boomer.

    Guy

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  17. Love the slide show! I always look forward to your round-up of the activity along the river. The geese have been flying and honking madly this past week. last night we had a wide-spread frost warning, which is pretty early for this area. your photos are splendid, I especially like that new wetland. you're truly blessed to live in such a magnificent spot. happy weekend to you Gary. and Boomer too!

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  18. Beautiful blue skies! Wonderful series of photos.

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  19. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  20. ...wow! What a gorgeous area!! The Toadflax is striking...and the birds are sweet...

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  21. Great pics.

    I'd love you to share them with me at Walkabout

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