Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Favourites Of the Vermilon River. A Post to SWF.

Having exhausted my and Boomer's brain on the last posts about cold and how birds stay warm, this is a light weight post, just showing some favourites of ours. Now don't say how do the birds stay warm, just read the last post.

The first series is of course, the rapids where Boom and I spend a great deal of time.

This is the beginning of the chute where the speed really picks up. I've just used captions on the rest of the pictures. A Post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/ and Camera Critters @ http://cameracritters.blogspot.com/  and Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

Male Redpoll

Female Redpoll

Female Redpoll

Blue Jay.

Mourning Dove.

Mourning Dove.

Mourning Dove.

These Goldfinch are flocking with the Redpolls.

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Northern Crow

Red Squirrel

29 comments:

  1. A wonderful collection of beautiful captures my favourite being the delightful male Redpoll oh! and the Goldfinch and the Blue Jay - they are all beautiful.
    I loved reading about how birds keep warm - amazing!!

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  2. Once again, fantastic shots of the fauna in your neck of the woods. Love the blue jay - we don't have it here Downunder, of course.

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  3. Beautiful shots of the birds -- and, of course, Sir Squirrel, as always! And the icy, snowy scenes remind me of how lucky I am that it isn't that cold in Seattle! Have a great weekend, Gary.

    Sylvia

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  4. Beautiful series. Such great detail you've captured on the birds.

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  5. I really like the bird shots, you do them so very well. I think the river shots are special too.

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  6. Wow, that redpoll is stunning, its nice to see other birds that the common ones we get here in the UK

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  7. Awesome collection of feathers! You really captured a variety of the redpoll's feathers. And Mr. Crow always seems to smile in your photos.
    Happy Skywatch Friday.

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  8. Lovely shots! Happy skywatching!

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  9. Beautiful pictures, I love those beautiful birds winter plumage.

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  10. always love that red squirrel 'period' at the end of your post! :) and that mourning dove, turning to look at you, is beautiful!

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  11. I enjoy your wildlife shots so much and the frozen water is beautiful.

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  12. Love the wildlife and any views at all of your water/rapids. Light posts or brain-busters (in my case it doesn't take much, )I always know your posts will make me smile.

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  13. Your bird captures are wonderful, the little goldfinches are gorgeous.

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  14. You capture the birds so nicely--great clear, sharp shots. Again, such a great variety--how lucky you are. Mickie :)

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  15. Lots of great shots! Keep warm.

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  16. The rapids look a great place to spend some time. The wildlife photos are delightful, the red squirrel is so lovely and has a special appeal as we only have grey squirrels in England with red ones in Scotland although there is a move afoot to introduce red squirrels on The Lizard in Cornwall.

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  17. you live in such a beautiful world Gary. it's great to see these photos through your lens.

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  18. Your nature shots are beautiful. Feel free to stop by My Toronto blog any time. :)

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  19. well it looks as if you and Boom have some snow to trudge through! this is good. love the photos of the rapids. I'd like spending a lot of time there too. my favorite is the puffed female Redpoll - how her feathers seem to be doing the flip. happy weekend to you and Boom.

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  20. Sweet little redpoll .. none here for me to photograph! Nice set of birds!

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  21. Great shots from a wonderful world!

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  22. Great images, Gary. Interesting how your American Goldfinch behaves quite similarly to our European version, and your Mourning Dove reminds me of our Collared Dove (or possibly Turtle Dove). I remember seeing both species when living in Canada.

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  23. Great collection of birds and of course, squirrel. The Blue Jay looks so small when he is so fluffed up.

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  24. Beautiful series. I saw redpolls when I was a kid and had to wait until our trip to Alaska last spring to see them again.

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