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.

Same.

Ruby Throat  Hummingbird.

Side View.

Front View

In Flight Shot Hummingbird.

Catbird

Male Redstart.

Male Hairy Woodpecker With A Grub of Some Sort.

Male Red-Winged Blackbird.

Robin

Preening Chickadee.

Raven

Raven In Flight.

Song Sparrow.

Cedar Waxwing.

Side View Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwing.

Part Of the Ontario MNR Water Bomber Fleet.

Dragonfly

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.

Unknown.

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.

75 comments:

  1. you do have a wonderful mix of birds and blooms there. and i like the pretty water scenes in the first few shots.

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  2. Gorgeous photos. Greetings from Montreal.

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  4. What a wonderful collection of images once again. I love going on walks with you.

    Happy Sunday,
    Lois

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  5. Beautiful selection of shots. The colour of that Indigo Bunting is stunning!

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  6. Fab shots Gary, love the indigo bunting!

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  7. You really caught the light in the eyes of that Nashville Warbler, and the flower shots are exquisite!

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  8. The eyes of that Nashville Warbler really catch the light, and the flower shots are exquisite! Ken Schneider http://blog.rosyfinch.com

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  9. You wouldn't know the weather hasn't been great from the photos - it was lovely seeing the images from your walks!

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  10. An extensive visual symphony of life.

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  11. Wieder einmal sehr schöne Bilder!

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  12. The slide show is amazing ! At first I thought the plane was a bird.lol Beautiful shots!

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  13. Hi Gary I particularly liked your shots of the birds in flight.

    Regards
    Guy

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  14. So much beauty in your world. Thanks for sharing it through your photography.

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  15. A wonderful and diverse picture series, beautiful scenery, wonderful flowers and many interesting birds.


    Liked all of them.

    Ottar

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  16. You do indeed have an abundance of beauty in your world, Gary! I love the birds, butterflies and lovely flowers and always the skies and water! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Sylvia

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  17. Awesome captures of your rich and amazing world!

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  18. It sure is beautiful right now! I didn't realize indigo buntings migrated so far north. I just saw my first one here last week. And I have never seen a Nashville warbler...to my knowledge, anyway.

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  19. Wonderful series.
    Beautiful flowers, birds, butterflies and nature.
    See some of the wild flowers are the same as we have here.
    Wish you a wonderful day.
    Mette

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  20. Great photos as usual. Really impressed by the humming bird in flight one.

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  21. The rising mist my favourite. Must be a joy to breath. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  22. Always enjoy your birds and the flowers are lovely. All beautiful sightings and photos. Have a lovely week!

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  23. Wonderful images! Greetings from Brasov!

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  24. Like Robert, the rising mist is my favorite, too. These are outstanding.

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  25. I'm glad you soon won't have to worry about cranky bears on the trails you hike. Your pictures in this post are excellent. I like the birds you've captured, especially the hummingbirds, but I think the picture of the mist rising from the river is absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Your world is gorgeous at this time of year! Love the bunting shots - and oh, those blue skies!

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  27. Wow, absolutely stunning landscape and bird shots!
    Beautiful collection!
    Have a nice week!
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  28. Gary, I love those reflection shots and the blue buntings..but my favourite is the rising mist shot!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  29. Very nice series of images you display with landscape / birds and insects. Wishing you a good Tuesday. Hanne Bente

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  30. Hi there - great set of picture - but the trademark squirrel shot to round off the post is missing!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  31. Mind the bears! Great photographs, you have such an eye.

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  32. Love those wild blueberries.. Great post...

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  33. It looks like more great hiking. I love the shot of the mist rising off the lake.

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  34. My heart skips a beat when I skip through your blog - A m a z i n g !

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  35. I noticed you comment on another blog and popped over to visit. Your photos are beautiful! Your dog's photo caught my eye though as our son has a Husky/Lab cross. I'm a New Brunswicker and enjoy nature and the countryside. Have a great day! Pamela

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  36. Awesome serie of photos, - a lot of great coloured birds!

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  37. A great series of photos - all beautiful! - but I especially like the mist rising from the water.

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  38. A wondeful selection of just about everything Gary. those hummers amaze me by for such a tiny thing travelling so far north in their amazing journeys.

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  39. I love the raven! And the flying bunting! And the flowers, all of them. And ... Awesome shots! Thank you for sharing a bit of your world.

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  40. Another exceptional walk Gary!

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  41. Love the indigo in flight!!! That is incredible.

    It's difficult to time and get the perfect bird, flying...you did a super job.

    As, all your photos of nature are lovely.

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    1. I'd love to take the credit for the Indigo In flight, but really that was pure luck.

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  42. All wonderful shots, but the Indigo Bunting would be "photo of the week" for me. What a thrill it must have been to see it!

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  43. nature abounds around you Gary; always enjoy your photographs, even down to the weeny hummer included today. I also love the clover flowers...

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  44. A fantastic series of images Gary... I was sad when the images ended. Wonderful.

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  45. I am traveling, and I need your advice, How to adapt from the middle of winter to a hot tropical island. I am here at 3 .15 am reading your blog. and this is the third morning.

    I am hibernating, not wanting to go out. Took some flower photos and birds in a cage, luckily, I am staying in my sister's place and don't have to pay for accommodation.

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  46. Fantastic shots as usual! I love the deep blue background in so many of your photos!

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  47. Amei a série de fotos, mas em especial... das flores, é claro!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.
    ¸¸.º°❤♫♫♪¸¸.°
    °º✿⊱╮

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  48. Beautiful bird (and bomber) pictures. - Margy

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  49. Lovely account of a great hike!

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  50. You've got some incredible shots here. I love Cedar Waxwings and the image of the flying hummingbird is outstanding!

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  51. You provide us a smorgasbord of photos, Gary! These are amazing, and the identification is so helpful! I need to spend more time with my field guide!

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  52. Calling by as a participant in Our World Tuesday, a great selection from your world. Thankyou for your interest in my entry, hope you will call by again.

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  53. My goodness, what a wonderful group of interesting subjects. Love them all!

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  54. Fabulous captures, Gary -- love the variety of birds and flora. :)

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  55. Excellent pictures, the Waxwing and the Paintbrush are favorites of mine.

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  56. So many beautiful birds and flowers! And I am really impressed that you can name them all. :)

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  57. Great shots of your birds and wildlife. I think the one yellow flower may be Monkey Flower. I like the flying hummer pic a lot!

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    1. No prize on the Monkey flower which is mauve, but your help managed to send me in the right direction. It's Birdsfoot Trefoil, brought to Canada by early settlers. It's a member of the pea family, and fixes nitrogen in the soil, thus improving it.Many thanks.

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  58. As always, your nature photography is stunning. It's an incredible nature that surrounds you, and thanks for showing all this!
    Gary thanks for your many comments!

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  59. Oh Gary, breathtaking as usual. I've missed reading your posts -- what a joy it will be to catch up. Every picture is just perfect (that strange non-wildlife winged creature surprised me :>). As always I'm amazed at your knowledge as well as at your beautiful pix

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  60. Wow I really enjoyed this series as you probably did when you did it. Gorgeous shots and i love the indigo bunting! Well done!

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  61. Wonderful shots as usual Gary, but I am distracted by your amazing blue skies!

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  62. nice indigo bunting and the catbird...funny thing a bunting and a catbird showed up on the island recently...lovely posting again showing the effort and time you have given to produce this wonderful blog. You have so many comments! WOW

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  63. Wow, what fantastic shots! I especially like the birds in flight shots, the blurs of motion are so pretty.

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  64. Thanks everybody for your kind words and visits!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

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  65. Thank you as always for a tour of your corner of the world Gary...just beautiful!

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  66. Moody skies and a wonderful collection of birds. What a wonderful morning you and Boomer must have had!

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  67. Love seeing all these beauties.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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  68. Wow..what a beautiful place to visit. I love all the photos especially the humminbirds. Thank you for taking us there.

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