Thursday, June 28, 2012

Changing Skies, Warblers, Flickers, Wildflowers, Butterflies, and Red Squirrel Antics At The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF..

 If you check the upper left corner in the photo opposite you'll see a beaver lodge on the far side of the River. That's our destination today. The day is overcast as the photo indicates and in the following scenes it gradually worsens. But by the tine it rains Boom and I will be having a well deserved lunch in the dry. There's not much to say except there were a lot of warblers around; in fact, I almost entitled the post"Warblers Of The Vermilon",but then it got even more active, with other birds which are not posted here, and the antics of the squirrel.

Sky Reflection In the River.

Clouds Gathering Over The Ridge.

A Series Of Banded Clouds.

The Bands Building.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Profile The Same

Singing Warbler.


Side View.

Close Up Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Male Redstart.

Side View Redstart.


Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Northern Flicker.

Northern Flicker.

Perched Ruby Throat Hummingbird.


Male Red-winged Blackbird.

Female Red-winged Blackbird.

Cedar Waxwings.

Cedar Waxwing.


Monarch On Dogbane.

Worn Out Butterfly.

Gorgone Checkerspot?

Skipper On Devil's Paintbrush.

Side View European Skipper.

Crown Vetch.


Red Berries.

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Close Up Birdsfoot Trefoil.

Cow Vetch In Wild Daisies 

Wood Lily

Red Squirrel Foraging for Food in a 60 foot Spruce Tree.

He's Pretty Agile.

And Now Upside Down.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

More Scenes, and Colourful Wildlife of The Vermilon River. A Post to MWT and WBW.

 The weather has been warm and humid, and cool and rainy with thunderstorms included. Despite this, I was out about three times trying to get in shape for a long hike. So this post is an amalgamation again. The highlights to me are the Indigo Bunting, and the Hummingbird shots. It's a reminder that the Hummingbird is a wild creature also, and not simply a backyard fixture. The Nashville Warbler photos are the best that I've been able to get of this illusive little fellow. But really I like all the flora and fauna that I see. CLICK ON THE ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND SEE THE SLIDE SHOW. The scene above is the upper River.
Far Bank.

River Beaver Lodge 

Mist Rising off  The East Track Wetland.

Male Indigo Bunting

Male Indigo Bunting.

Bunting In Flight.

Male Nashville Warbler.

Male Nashville Warbler.


Ruby Throat  Hummingbird.

Side View.

Front View

In Flight Shot Hummingbird.


Male Redstart.

Male Hairy Woodpecker With A Grub of Some Sort.

Male Red-Winged Blackbird.


Preening Chickadee.


Raven In Flight.

Song Sparrow.

Cedar Waxwing.

Side View Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwing.

Part Of the Ontario MNR Water Bomber Fleet.


Monarch On Spreading Dogbane.

American Lady.

European Skipper ?

Northern Eudeilinia ?

Hobomok Skipper ?

Wood Satyr

Coke Cherry Berries Starting to Ripen.

Common Yarrow.

Fire Weed

Golden Rod Not Yet In Flower.

Honey Suckle.

Birdsfoot Trefoil, A Member of the Pea Family.

Close Up Of Birdsfoot Trefoil

Crown Vetch.


Wood Lily.

Wood Lily Close Up

Yellow Water Lilies.

White Ash Paddle Shaped Seeds.

Wild Daisy.

Wild Daisy Close Up

Devil's Paintbrush.

Wild Clover.

And of course more ripening berries. With the berries, including the blueberries, ripening I'll be able to go on other trails as the bears will be well fed and not so cranky.

A Post to MWT and WBW.