Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hiking the West Side of The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF

 Monday brought rain in the form of an electrical storm. So hiking began this week on Tuesday, and Wednesday. Maybe again on Friday, as it's raining today, and we need it disparately.
 I hiked the west side of the River to the north, and to the south for a change.

THE POST IS AGAIN SET UP FOR THE SLIDE SHOW SO CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND WATCH IT.
River Bank Through the Trees.

 The mornings are cool which accounts fro the mist on the River.

A post to Sky Watch Friday, and Camera Critters. Click to see other sites.
Rock fingers in reflection

Catbird.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Same

Same

These are a series of photos of the female Redstart, a beauty in her own right, but extremely illusive. The males were suppose to be with the female,but Google is playing games today.

 Below is a Magnolia Warbler, peeking at me. This was a difficult ID, but the yellow and black markings go all the way down his chest.

Male Redstart. 
Yellow Warbler.

Yellow Warbler.

Male Redstart.

Female Purple Finch

Same

Female Purple Finch.

Female Purple Finch peeking through the leaves.

Male Purple Finch

 The next are all Cedar Waxwings who also decided to come out and play.




 This one is a real question mark as these head on shots are difficult to ID. I think a Wood Thrush, but maybe an immature Robin.
Great Blue Heron In Flight.

Great Blue Heron

Ring-billed Gull

Duck It's a Canada Goose playing games.

Side View.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Same.

This is a Dragonhunter.
Mourning Cloak

Red Berries

Joe Pye Weed

Red Squirrel

Red Fox

43 comments:

  1. Such lovely shots. And the fox - so cute.

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  2. the fox is neat to see! like that bridge photo and your waxwings are so pretty, too.

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  3. Beautiful warbler shots! The red berries look yummie!

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  4. All excellent pictures, really enjoyed the series, the fox is pretty special.

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  5. Oh, how many gorgeous pictures, and how cute they are. What good captures :0) Have a nice weekend :0)

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  6. You got some great shots, Gary. I don't know it is about them, but I always find myself drawn to the waxwings. Enjoy the rain today.

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  7. That close-up of the squirrel is so cute! You live in a beautiful place. Great shots, all!

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  8. Wonderful shots as usual. I hope you get as much rain as you need. We've had a lot of storms but it has been so hot we need every bit of rain we've gotten.

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  9. The catbird "pasted" against the bright blue sky is particularly striking!

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  10. Nice pictures. I love them. Today my favotito is the Purple Finch. Greetings.

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  11. You always have such a nice assortment of shares Gary. I like to try and choose my favs, but have trouble every time. I really like the Catbird, they are pretty elusive and you captured this one well~

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  12. Beautiful photos - sometimes I wish I lived near the water.

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  13. Beautiful flowers, wonderful birds and lovely skies and, of course, I love the red squirrel and the red fox! Terrific captures for the day, Gary! Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. lovely snippets from your world Garry ... I love the yellow warbler ... so pretty amid the branches amd to finish with Mr Red Fox .. just gorgeous!

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  15. Captured so beautifully! Have a happy weekend and happy sky watching.

    Sky shots. at my page, your comment will be greatly appreciated.

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  16. Great to see all those birds.

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  17. Another wonderful collection of shots from above and ground level.

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  18. Nice pictures again from a beautiful scenery and exciting birds and animals. A nice collection of both known and unknown birds. Fun to watch!!

    Ottar

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful picture you show ....
    Thanks for viewing.
    Wishing you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  20. Wow! Those are amazing clicks!

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  21. I'm amazed at the great shots you get of warblers. I find they don't sit still long enough for me to get a decent shot.

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  22. You find the most beautiful birds and all your photo's are stunning.

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  23. The male finch is beautiful. I thought the only red in the bird kingdom is the cardinal hehe. I love mist and never took a photo of it, your shots are excellent. Thanks for dropping by at my site I do appreciate it.


    Kim,USA

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  24. Hi Gary

    You did especially well with the ladies this post I liked the female Purple Finch and I have no idea the feamale Redstart was such a gem. As always it was a joy to visit with you.

    Guy

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  25. These are great shots! Our family has an affinity for foxes, so I really enjoyed the last pic.

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  26. Amazing photos as always, I love the finches! Thanks for sotpping by my blog to visit me every week, your comments are always a treat :o)

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  27. The Redstart and the warbler are new for me and I'm wondering if the Ring-billed Gull could be seen here in Vancouver. I haven't gotten to know the many types of seagulls at all yet. Too many others to work on. (hate if when google plays games)

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  28. The scenery and the birds, especially the Purple Finches, are great!

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  29. Is that bird really called a dragon hunter? (I'll Google it.)... as always the walk was wonderful and as always I'm in awe of the number and variety of birds you see at one walk. (That's be a whole year's worth of bird posts for me, if I were even lucky enough to get that many in a whole year.) I love virtual birding with you (and butterflying and looking at plants too for that matter). Off to look at the slide show.

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  30. beautiful as always Gary...love that male purple finch!

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  31. I too am in awe of the bountiful number of birds you see. You're are blessed. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. The birds, the reflections and the animals all are beautiful.

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  33. Love the little fox and the squirrel of course ! You are really a professional bird photo taker !

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  34. You know, I always enjoy watching your shots Gary... all are lovely!

    Amiko

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  35. Beautiful photo,s as always! Love those birds against the blue skies. Have a great weekend!

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  36. I could birdwatch all day where you are, so beautiful. 'Rock Fingers' is an award photo!

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