A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Still Hiking The Cross Country Ski Trail of The Vermilon River. A Post To MWT and WBW.
These photos are all from the cross country ski trail. It's a good trail to hike, not only because the trail is easy, but because of the access to the River, which makes for easy spots to rest in the sun.
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This is a dog leg in the River, as well as an extremely wide point. On the far side is a wetland, while the fast water channel is on this side.
I caught this Adult Osprey hunting the River and the wetlands again.
Female Hairy Woodpecker.
Male Northern Flicker, distinguished by the black mustache, more visible in photo 2.
There are two separate sets of Mallard Ducklings on the big wetland. I expect a predator has got one of the females. But the second set of ducklings seem to obey the remaining female.
The Geese are crossing a shallow in the wetland on the far side of the River.
This is a series of Red-eyed Vireo shots clearly showing the red eye.
Male Common Yellow-throat Warbler.
A whole series of Chestnut-sided Warblers.
Female Red-winged Blackbird.
Common Grackle giving the eye.
Monarch Butterfly,both photos, on Devil's Paintbrush.
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Question Mark which we now know how to ID thanks to Texwisgirl, i.e. the dash over the dot on the open wing.