Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Bright skies at the Vermilon River. A Post to MWT and WBW.

These two shots are moon photos taken late at night in the pitch dark. I just thought they were interesting.

We had two days of sun with low temperatures, about -29C or -17F. But the sun warms the day despite the air temperature so Boom and I were out, and about despite the icy trails. There is nothing magic about the bird photos except the fact they were taken mostly in the sun. Remember they're all resized to about 700 pizels, so click to enlarge, and view the slide show.

Blue Jay

Female Redpoll

Female Evening Grosbeak

Male Evening Grosbeak

Male Pine Grosbeak

Northern Crow

Non-Breeding Starling

Pine Sisken

Snoozing Female Redpoll

Blue Jay

Female Redpoll

Female Pine Grosbeak

Female Redpoll

Northern Crow On Snow

Non-Breeding Starling

Pine Sisken

Blue Jay

Female Redpoll

Female Pine Grosbeak

Female Pine Sisken

Female Pine Sisken

Female Pine Grosbeak

Close Up Crow

Male Pine Grosbeak Sunning his Feathers

Female and Male Evening Grosbeak

And last but not least this Male Pine Grosbeak. A post to MWT @ http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ and WBW @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

47 comments:

  1. Well, my favourite is number 5, the Female Evening Grosbeak, it is fantastic.

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  2. I always love your birds, Gary. I particularly love the ones that are all fluffed out! They do look as though they're fighting the cold! I know I'd would be! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. They are all beautiful birds but I really like the the Evening Grosbeak and the fluffy little Pine Siskins..
    Great images.. and that is way too cold.

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  4. wow that is alot of birds...cool moon shot...

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  5. As always, you bird shots are so beautiful! It's always fun to stop by and see what you are seeing through your camera lens.

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  6. I love the Grosbeak sunning his feathers and the sisken all puffed up.

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  7. Beautiful series of shots, as usual, Gary. Each more lovely than the previous one.
    You must be so patient, photographing wildlife can be so challenging.

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  8. as always stunning photos, especially the last one,

    Gill

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  9. Great post as always! Give Boomer a loving pat from me.

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  10. Great piictures but I particularly like the moon photos.

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  11. Wonderful! You know Gary, I have this gadget on my "I-Google" home page called "My Birding Place" and I guess the photos are supposed to be by professional bird photographers. And I NEVER see one there that is anywhere near as good as yours. Just saying! Nice for you to have some sunshine!

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  12. Hi Gary

    I thought the moon shots were very neat. I also loved the third bird photo of the rather cross looking Evening Grosbeak.

    Regards
    Guy

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  13. Beautiful birds. You have got amazing variety here.

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  14. Great shots! - love the Pine Sisken in the low sun:)

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  15. Those moon shots are very interesting. I always love the variety of birds you photograph. Sounds like you are having some very cold weather. Stay warm.

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  16. lovely pictures. i love the blue jay :)

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  17. A touch of sun on a bird’s feathers gives it a pretty glow. And the moon’s glow looks very mysterious.

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  18. What a beautiful slide show! Those birds are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful shots of the moon and I love all your birds. Great photos.

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  20. My fave is that grosbeak sunning his feathers!

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  21. These are a prize-winning collection. Very well done.

    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  22. Poor birds, do they have a nest in winter?

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  23. Nice images, Gary, especially when enlarged.

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  24. I love the pine siskins, Gary, looking like little feathered butterballs, but your shot of the fanned tail of the grosbeak is fabulous.
    K

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  25. All of your pics are great captures, but for me, color wise, the last one steals the show! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Hi there - I have to say that seeing birds like this would be pretty magical for me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  27. So beautiful Gary!
    Great post.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  28. Those moon shots are very artistic.

    And boy - is it cold where you are!

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  29. Wonderful variety. It is like a book on birds.

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  30. It's wonderful to see the birds this time of year, especially.

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  31. My favorite is the 'Northern Crow on Snow', he seems to be enjoying himself as he walks through the snow with ease.

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  32. wonderful selection of bird photos, I like the pine grosbeak as I've never seen one around here.

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  33. Yes, you're right, those pictures of interesting moon. Greetings.

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  34. Minus 29 celcius, when I’m sitting here at just before 7 a.m. with 19 degrees celcius; what a sharp contrast. I find it hard to imagine even breathing that freezing air in, when being out in conditions like that. Your bird-life have to be tough to endure that for 24 hours; no wonder they enjoy a hint of sunshine! A bounty of beautiful birds, just lovely to see.

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  35. Very interesting moon shots. Great photos of all the birds. Like the comment above - it's hard to imagine anyone living and moving and taking photos in temperatures like you describe!

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  36. Great selection Gary.
    You have such beautiful birds there; but like Andrew says; "way too cold." lol

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  37. Wow Gary - a wonderful variety this week!
    The last shot of the male Grosbeak is a lovely shot!

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  38. Beautiful series of shots!
    My favorite is the Grosbeak.

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  39. So many beautiful birds! Seems the birds were enjoying the sunshine too.

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  40. Wow! What a great collection! Not sure which is my favorite--great shots :)

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  41. I love the moon shots as much as the lovely birds collection!

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  42. the last one my favorite, but all so beautiful

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  43. I love the Grosbeaks...it is so cold there still...we have warmed up here and birds are nesting!

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  44. 17 below? Say no more. Amazing though that since were only 255 miles apart as the crow flies we haven't experienced anything close to that this year.
    Your grosbeaks are of course spectacular!

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  45. I LOVE birds! Gorgeous colors and feathers. I've yet to try night time shots. You're very pro!

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