Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Fall Colour and Wildlife of the Vermilon River.

The photo collection in this post represents scenes and wildlife taken over two hikes in the east track area. We're in Indian summer now and the weather is beautiful. For the hikes, one morning was cool with frost, while the next was warm. Both were misty or foggy, and somewhat overcast  You'll be able to tell that from the background in the photos.


SINCE THERE ARE SOME 53 PHOTOS IN THIS POST, I SUGGEST YOU CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW.


Goose landing.



I was tempted to reverse this photo as the reflection in the head area is clearer than in the image, as a result of the reflection of the Flag on a building at the edge of the wetland. This is sequence two in the landing.

A post to I'd-Rather-Be-Birdin'Our World Tuesday, and Wild Bird Wednesday.
Belted Kingfisher in flight.

American Goldfinch at feeder.

Immature White-crowned Sparrow




Just a quick
note: I had real trouble getting onto some of your sites on SWF. Particularly the early posters. Today on  Our World Tuesday I can't get into the sites of Sylvia  Reit, Birgitta, Joe Todd and Leena of Finland. I think it's Google/Blogger.





Male Purple Finch at feeder.

Lower wetland in mist.

Upper wetland reflection.

Nature taking over the abandoned track.

This otter lives in the upper wetland. The ones shown in an earlier post were photographed on the west side of the River. This one is quite large, larger than the others I think. He proceeded to race around in circles to entertain me.
Pensive Blue Jay.

Adult white-crowned Sparrow at feeders.

Raven in flight.

Wild raspberry bushes turning red.

Pin Cherry turning red.

Reflections in the upper wetland.

Early morning at the ridge.

Same.

Variegated maple.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Adult white-crowned sparrow.

Mist on lower wetland.

Immature white-crowned sparrow.

Belted Kingfisher in flight.

The ridge in mist.

Blue Jay spying on me.

Otter

Clouds in Beaver pond.

Ravens in wetland.

Pine Warbler?

Yellow-rumped warbler.

Adult white-crowned.

Immature White-crowned sparrow.

Hello Mr.Otter!!

Reflection in upper wetland.

Pine Warbler (?) about to take off.

Otter diving.

Adult white-crowned.

Reflection in wetland.

Pine Warbler?

Close up, note size of the Otter.

Pine Warbler?

Same?

Mist in the low area.

Frost on blueberry leaves.

Red and gold.

Reflection in upper wetland.

Mist and sun.

Nature taking over. Also note the reflection on the plant's leaves.

Sparrows in tree.

Geese in flight.

Pine Warbler?

49 comments:

  1. you've got some great reflection shots, here. :) love the reds and yellows.

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  2. Some wonderful autumn colours coming through there Gary.

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  3. Loving the change in leaf colours to reds and oranges. Ours all seem to have been blown off before they got chance to turn.

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  4. Super colours on the leaves, and the detail on the birds is stunning, the feathers show up every little change in their texture and colour.misty waters, just great.Cheers from Jean

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  5. How lucky to see the otter amid your other wildlife encounters. The mist on your fall wetlands is lovely!

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  6. Great series, Gary.

    I think the first in flight shot of the Belted King Fisher is superb!

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  7. Gorgeous shots of the birds landing and in flight! The light on the kingfisher is gorgeous.

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  8. AMAZING photos--so bright and colorful. Awesome shots of that huge variety of birds. It looks beautiful in your "neck of the woods" this time of year. Mickie :)

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  9. Beautiful photo series showing.
    Can see that you have already had frost.
    Wish you a good new week :)
    Hanne Bente

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  10. Magnifique série de photographie de nature.

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  11. Beautiful scenery with autumn colors.

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  12. Great shots again Gary. I love the Belted in flight shot!

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  13. Your pics are always stunning Gary..i love all your shots..

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  14. Hi Gary

    Lovely shots of the geese, Kingfisher, otter and the stunning fall colour. I particularily liked the Immature white-crowned sparrow you captured it beautifully.

    Hi to Boomer.

    Guy

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  15. Superb captures as always, Gary! I do love your birds and such a variety! Wonderful! Have a great week!

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  16. You capture such wonderful shots of the birds in flight. I have a lot of trouble getting decent flight shots so I'm envious. Lovely autumn colors are a treat to see.

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  17. Beautiful fall colors and I always enjoy all your birds. One of my favorite birds was the Kingfisher. Great shots.

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  18. Continued amazement, great assortment of critters, and some fall color in as a bonus this week.

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  19. Your nature shots are always wonderful ,but with the added fall color they are even more fabulous!

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  20. The wetland in mist, the raven in flight, reflection in upper wetland, frost on blueberry, geese in flight - were just one of my most favourite pictures. Thank you very much for this always enjoyed journeys in what seems to be another world. Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  21. · I like your Fall colors, my favourite season.

    · regards

    CR· & ·LMA
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  22. Oh MY GOSH what a gifted photographer you are!! This format doesn't give your photos justice..but i enjoyed them ALL just the same!!

    I am so excited..i am a BIRDER too!! Have you ever posted on TREK NATURE; oh the most talented national geographic photographers from all over the world critique i have grown as a photographer since i joined them. Maybe you might be led to join there too. You are only allowed to upload one photo a day..which is good..you get really selective after awhile!! LOL GREAT to meet you! And look fwd to viewing more of your gifted captures!!!

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  23. Exquisite pictures. Yes, they are impressive. I especially love the Goose landing.
    I'm sorry you had to refresh the page many times, it seems that blogger is not going very well with some blogs. Thank you very much for your insistence.

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  24. What a lot of great shots, wonderful fall colors.

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  25. Beautiful pictures! What spectacular scenery you have around you!

    Love your dog! I have a part-Husky granddog, who lives with me. She's very special

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  26. love the belted kingfisher in flight, thank you for visiting my blog while I was away, I really appreciate it

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  27. Lovely capture of the birds in flight. Great shots.

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  28. The leaves are turning such wonderful colours, beautiful scenes and wildlife!

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  29. Reflection of goose and frost on blueberry leaves are fantastic!

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  30. Beautiful birds, just love them.

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  31. Wonderful and awesome pictures. I can almost feel the magic from the pictures. Loving more the beauty of nature:)

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  32. What a great array of photos. I love the first two of the geese taking off! Beautiful.

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  33. Great photos. From your photos the wetlands are constantly changing and always beautiful and interesting.

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  34. Always, always such a special time here when I visit. It's like a walk into nature with your posts. That belted kingfisher in flight is awesome.

    Sorry I'm so late this week getting around to view your bird shares and checking out the Bird D'Pots linkies!!! The computer of mine is now running a lot smoother to where I can actually get out and browse photos!!!

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this past weekend.

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  35. Fabulous as always. The Kingfisher in flight is my absolute favorite (and the shot I'm most envious of, because I love these birds and can never even get a shot of them when they're sitting still, let alone in flight). I love all your shots though -- the otter is totally cute. And the reflection shots (with the goose and without are beautiful). Thank you much.

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  36. Wow Gary! So many lovely landscapes and wildlife to enjoy. #40,43,47, and 52 were some of my favorites.

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  37. Hi,
    Beautiful fall colors and how lucky to observe an otter ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  38. Great set of pictures - love the kingfishers - and yes, the slideshow is a good idea!

    Stewart M - WBW - Australia

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  39. Beautiful set of amazing pictures....is this in BC???? I'm from the GTA and don't see too many of these beautiful birds. I'm now a follower of yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great wildlife captures amid a bit of fall color!

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  41. What a wonderful clutch of creatures I've got not a hope in heck of spotting in the wild downunder! How lucky we are to be able to share each other's worlds!

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  42. Lovely pictures you show us!
    We are also in the beginning of the autumn in Sweden right now.
    Greetings Pia

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  43. Wonderful kingfisher shot! a beautiful post from start to finish.

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