Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Whimsy At The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF.

Nothing especially shattering going on here. The temperatures are warmer and we're getting more snow, but it's a spring wet snow. The moon has a nice aura around it, indicating, I believe, wet weather. All pictures are reduced in size, If you want the full impact click on a photo and watch the slide show.

Just a further close up showing more of the aura, and some moon craters on the side of the moon.

The bright area is the sun rising against some grey cloud. The whole photo reminds me of that series of books which dealt with the planet Dune. The rest of the post is birds, and any copy is in the captions.

Male Grosbeak In The Sun.

Female Redpoll

Mourning Dove.

Pine Sisken

Maybe Having a Conversation?

Female Pine Grosbeaks with Male in the background.

Pine Sisken

Female Redpoll.

Male Pine Grosbeak in the sun.

Mourning Dove

Female Redpoll

Female Redpoll.

Female Pine Grosbeak. Note the amount of colour in this one.

Female Redpoll

Pine Sisken Showing Yellow Streaks.

Just Hanging Around.

Just Me And My Shadow.

Here I come!! Ready Or Not.

And last another Redpoll, likely a male from the touch of red on his chest. A post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/, Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/ and Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful post!
    Love the Grosbeak.
    Greetings Mette

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  2. once again, your grosbeaks are stealing the show...

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  3. Wonderful set of photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Great moon shots and, of course, I love the grosbeaks! Hope you have a great weekend, Gary!

    Sylvia

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  5. Wonderful shots of the moon and birds.

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  6. Great shots - again, - love the red Grosbeak.

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  7. I always enjoy your shots of birds. You must be a very patient photographer.

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  8. Your bird shots are excellent. Why is the dove 'mourning'...? Is it because it's darker than other types of dove / pigeon? I love the sunrise / grey cloud shot.

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    1. Mourning Dove because of the sound it makes which is a lamenting cry. Boom & Gary.

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  9. you captured moon wonderfully. the birds are always a delight to see when visiting here.

    My sky is here

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  10. Beautiful moon and the birds are so wonderful.

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  11. So many beautiful birds, some of them are not to be seen here in Norway. It makes it extra fun to see your photos. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Wonderful captures of the moon and as always I love all your birds. I wish you could send some of them to me in Maryland. Happy Skywatching!

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    1. Seriously amazing captures! And boomer is so cute!

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  13. Came for the spooky moon and got bonus birds. Big bird photographer and you have a lot of great captures of ones I envy you getting. Lovely stuff

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  14. The male grosbeak in the sparkling snow is my favorite bird today -- but as always they are all fabulous. So is the sky!

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  15. Beautiful shot, I like these birds adapting to cold, good photos.

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  16. The photo of the sun rising beside the clouds is amazing! Glad to hear you are having warmer weather, even though snow is with it. I always found the wet snows warmer to walk in.

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  17. beautiful bird shots...the male pine Grosbeak is gorgeous!

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  18. So many cute little birds. You've been busy. And great details.

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  19. Wonderful moon shots. The birds are beautiful as always.

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  20. Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  21. I always love your bird photos, Gary. The moon and sun shots are great.

    PS: I thought Boom might enjoy meeting FIDO! :-)

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  22. Wonderful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  23. Lovely shots, Gary. The Pine Grosbeaks are especially beautiful!

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  24. Great post, the moon shots are really cool, you have such an amazing collection of birds in your area

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  25. Excellent captures, such variety!

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  26. Beautiful photos of the moon and the birds are adorable!

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  27. the moon shots are incredible but what's captivating are the variety of birds you've posted here.
    I certainly learn a lot from them.
    happy hunting! and happy weekend! ^0^

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  28. Wow - those moon shots are just amazing!

    http://ladyfi.wordpress.com

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  29. lovely pictures. so many beautiful birds!

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  30. A marvelous series of images! Well worth spending the time to blow them up and view them large... I especially enjoyed this post because you have so many beautiful birds that I have yet to see. And the moon shots are so fantastic when viewed full size!

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  31. Your birds at the banquet are fabulous - love the colors on the Grosbeak! Glad to hear you're getting some snow.

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  32. Wonderful to see your landscape, skies and friends of feather.

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  33. Great skies. Your birds always have me in awe. I would be in heaven with so many in my yard!

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  34. So beautiful pictures of birds.
    I love everyone,
    Have a great weekend hugs from Marit, NORWAY

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  35. Wow again a very nice post Gary!!! Loks like the feeders are busy. The snow has come back here annd the winter is not finish apparently... Good shots Gary...

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  36. Pine Sisken was new to me. Nice little one. :)

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  37. Awesome captures of the aura and all those cute birds. I especially like the Male Grosbeak In The Sun.

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  38. A wonderful array of feathered beauty Gary!
    Those male Grosbeaks are beautiful birds.

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  39. Beautiful array of birds. I love the colors in the Grosbeak.

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  40. Isn't it wonderful to see so many different types of birds at the feeder? I'd like to invite you to share this post at Your Sunday Best Photo Challenge over at my place, Gary, if you like. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

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  41. Very nice pictures! Great selection of birds!
    Many greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  42. wowwwww!!! really cool shots!!!
    I've just discovered your blog...and now I'm going to look to your older posts! I think it will be an interesting "trip"!!!
    Have a nice day!!! :)

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  43. Nice shot of the moon and beautiful close up shot of the birds.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  44. Great shot. Lovey variety of birds you have. Thanks for visiting!

    Carolina Mts

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  45. Came back (as promised) to look at these pictures as a slide-show -- I am so impressed. I won't forget to do that when I look at your future posts!!!

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