Sunday, October 16, 2011

Scenes Of the Upper River, Blue Jays,Canada Geese, Wood Ducks Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings and a Chickadee in Flight.

Looking N and W
 This post is in effect a continuation of my SWF post. The photos were taken prior to the five days of rain which were correctly forecast. As you can see the river is low, but the most remarkable thing is the sky in reflection is turning the river water turquoise. It's usually dark and in actuality is stained rusty from the minerals in the rock. The Crow is not Huegy, but one of his team of three. The Black-capped Chickadee was not to be outdone by the other flying birds. The Sparrows are well represented here in their diversity. If you want to see the ones that I have seen so far this year go back three posts to last Wednesday's post to WBW. Click on the images for the slide show.

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Far Bank.

Far Bank Directly across.

Islands In The River.

Looking South.

Looking South.

Blue Jay

Close Up

Northern Crow.

Immature White Crown.

Mature White Crown.

Swamp Sparrow- Note the yellow in the Eyebrow.

Tree Sparrow.

Geese In Flight

Geese In Wetland.

Wood Ducks In Flight.

Robin

Preening Cedar Waxwing.

Chickadee In Flight.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely scenery and great birds. What a wonderful day. Happy Sunday!

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  2. gorgeous reflections in that water! and always love to see your bird shots!

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  3. My favourites are the Mature White Crown and the Cedar Waxwing, they are fantastic.

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  4. Beautiful place and lovely collection of birds! Blue Jay is fabulous:)

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  5. Wonderful views of your lovely landscape..Beautiful images of the birds your Blue Jay is so colourful.

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  6. Gary, your images are always so wonderful. What a great place you live to be able to take these wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Nice pictures. I love those beautiful landscapes and reflections that make symmetries. The exceptional pigeon shoot. Greetings.

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  8. Hi there - great set of shots - really like the Northern Crow - black birds are so hard to get the exposure for.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  9. Fantastic bird photos. I love too how the sky is reflected in the water, esp. the top photo.

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  10. You rally have a wonderful wild life around you, but my, the scenery with the reflection are gorgeous. Still my favorite picture will be the one of the preening cedar waxwing.... I love waxwing. Beautiful collection of pictures Gary!

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  11. I have a stunning painting of a cedar waxwing, but I have never seen one in "real" life, although I have been told they are in our area.

    Great series of photos Gary.

    Gill

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  12. A lovely walk in your woods (both days of it!) Every picture always wonderful, my very favorite is the chickadee in flight. I love those little guys and think it's remarkable that you were able to get such a good picture of one flying.

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  13. Inspired by your blog, I went out yesterday and patiently waited by a tree that a group of chickadees were playing in, trying to get a good shot. I was close enough to enjoy the birds wity my own eyes, but alas, the camera just couldn't zoom in close enough.

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  14. I agree with Sallie, I was thinking to say just like she, when I saw that last photo:)
    Wonderful landscapes and reflections as those perfect bird photos.

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  15. It must be exciting to see the transformation of the water from rusty brown to that lovely shade of turquoise!

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  16. Stunning reflections in a beautiful setting! And love the macro of the blue jay's face! A real little character!

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  17. I enjoy every photo Gary - they are all wonderful!

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  18. The reflections are beautiful!

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  19. such a beautiful landscape and the birds are all gorgeous.

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  20. Hi Gary

    I am not sure what I love more your scenery shots with the lovely blue water or the wonderful bird shots of the preening Waxwing and the flying Chickadee. One of my favorite posts.

    Thanks
    Guy

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  21. Beautiful scenic place. Excellent shots of the birds.

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  22. Wow! The shots of reflections are too good.

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  23. Your photos are always amazing, but what a beautiful area you live in. I have to admit that I am partial to the wood ducks. I am hoping that my wood duck nestling box will stay starling free long enough for wood ducks to use it as I love to see the little woodies...Michelle

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  24. Love the shots of the bluejay. Beautiful photos once again-- you are surrounded by nature's beauty!!!

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  25. Beautiful landscapes and birds !

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  26. Wonderful blue water and skies! And such clarity in your bird shots. Lovely.

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  27. Thanks everyone for your kind words!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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