Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Foggy Scenes, Warblers, and Critters Of The Vermilon River.

 The scenes are of different parts of the River and its wetlands in a before, and after the mist or fog sequence.

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 The first scenes are of the upper River. The repeat of the curved railway track was intentional as I forgot to include the scenes from the beaver pond on the other side in the last post. The Raven as I see him, at this moment anyway, should have been included with the foggy track sequence as he is so morbid looking in his pose. In fact I'm sure that he would have delighted Edgar Allen Poe.

A post to I'd-Rather-Be-Birdin'Our World Tuesday, and Wild Bird Wednesday. Click anyone to go directly to the site.
Upper River In Mist.

The scary track leading to ...

The beaver pond bathed in fog.

The beaver lodge in fog.

 As soon as the fog clears, the scene changes totally. Opposite is the Moose Lake Wetland in the sun looking, as if it was a tottally different day.
Reflections on Moose Lake wetland.

 As the the trees and brush on the small off trails lose their leaves, they're easier to navigate. I found this perfect campsite above the rapids. It's cleared and a fire ring exists, but the real find is for a person with a canoe, as the current on the curve is mid river  making for a short paddle to reach quiet water again; thus, avoiding being swept into the rapids around the corner. It's also a perfect place to swim, as the lead in to the water is a gentle sloping rock shelf. Even more important it's a beautiful place with no one around.
Looking from the campsite to a River wetland.

Reflection from the campsite.

Morbid  Raven.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Nashville Warbler.

Yellow Warbler.

Female Common Yellow Throat.

Same?

Same peeking at me.

Same.

Chickadees feed on just about anything, but mainly insects. They along with the warblers keep control of the leaf miners in the birch trees. This sequence shows this one going after grubs in the web relentlessly.
Right side up.

Upside down.

Sideways.

Hanging by feet.

White-throated Sparrow.

Same.

Swamp Sparrow.

Belted Kingfisher.

Canada Geese

Geese In flight.

Beaver.

Coming closer and closer.

Hello Mr. Beaver.

The wild sunflowers are still in bloom in the clearings.
Close up.

Midland Red Turtle sunning himself.

These are  are Black Throated Green Warblers. They're really a handsome bird.
Same

Same

Young Oven Bird.

Oven Bird.

Oven bird.

Oven birds get their name from the shape of their nest. Some say they're the plainest of the warblers, but with that eye set up, I don't agree.

80 comments:

  1. A fantastic post Gary. What a beautiful country to live in. Especially enlarged your photo's are great.
    Have wonderful sunday.

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  2. Again, such beautiful photos. You must really enjoy the peaceful views.

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  3. Beautiful photo series showing.
    I can see that lions have been "a little" more autumnal than with us.
    Hanne Bente

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  4. Gary, You are so clever with those misty shots. Have a great birding week ahead.

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  5. Glorious scenes! Seeing fog reminds me of a giant blanket.

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  6. nice hike as usual. Does it never rain in your world?

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  7. Beautiful series of photos, the landscapes are amazing, what a beautiful country to live.
    The raven I find great.
    Greetings Irma

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  8. Wonderful series, Gary! I love all the warblers. We are starting to see a lot moving thru too. Beautiful photos.

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  9. I love the beaver pond shrouded in mist. Lovely series of bird photos.

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  10. Wow!!! The misted beaver pond is breathtaking...so quiet, still and peaceful I am sure. [I LOVE FOG!!] And your birds...excellent, wonderful...so many words come to mind...right down to the beautiful Autumn foliage. Now that swamp sparrow was something else...first, I've never heard of it before, and so well camouflaged that I had to enlarge to see this beauty!!!

    Thanks for linking up to the Bird D'Pot this week.

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  11. the fog scenes are dreamy! but the clear bright reflections are wonderful, too. you always have a lovely assortment of birds to share.

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  12. The Common Yellow Throat is my favourite.

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  13. That foggy beaver pond is exquisite.

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  14. I am totally in awe of of your landscape and wildlife Gary... wonderful images.

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  15. Thanks for taking us along once again. Love the little beaver shot.

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  16. Beautiful series, Gary. I love those foggy shots.

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  17. Another beautiful series! Late visit from Camera Critters. Your visit at
    Pets & Critters Nook will be greatly appreciated.

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  18. Ah the belted kingfisher is such a beauty!

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  19. What an amazingly beautiful place, so different than what I see every day - how lucky you are to live there!

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  20. I am impressed by the stunning scenery and diversity of birds. Really nice pictures.

    Ottar

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  21. Hi Gary

    I really liked the Black Throated Green Warbler and your phots really reflect the beautiful landscape of the shield.

    A lovely post as always.
    Guy

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  22. Beautiful and scenic landscapes.

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  23. So many warblers i would love to add on my birdlist Gary ;-) But that kingfisher is wonderful too! You have spectacular scenery too.... Beautiful set of pictures!

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  24. Another fabulous series of shots!

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  25. Another great series of shots. Love the mist and the warblers.

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  26. Very envious of your camping and swimming spot! We had Black-throated Greens at the residential camp I used to work at, and I really miss their distinctive call.

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  27. Very envious of your camping and swimming spot! We had Black-throated Greens at the residential camp I used to work at, and I really miss their distinctive call.

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  28. I think my favorite shot is the one through the mist of the tracks! Wonderful series of wildlife, birds, flowers and gorgeous scenery! Thanks again!

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  29. Another marvelous series, Gary! I love your foggy captures and, of course, the beautiful birds and flowers! Hope you have a great week!

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  30. Such wonderful nature photos ...
    my compliments for these fantastic and marvelous shots.
    Love greetings, Karin

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  31. The foggy scenes are very beautiful, so are the brighter ones. Great variety of wonderful bird photos too.

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  32. Beautiful colors, really lovely photos, today I prefer the wild sunflowers.

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  33. I love mist, it changes everything! Delightful birds.

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  34. Difficult to say which is best. Thank you for this journey into your oasis very much ! Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  35. Wonderfully mysterious foggy shots. Always love the birds and you got some good reflections in the water. Looks like some of the trees are starting to change colors in your neck of the woods. I love fall and can't believe it's not too far away although it probably reaches you sooner than here in NC.

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  36. Great shots, love the camping site you found. It sounds perfect.

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  37. Those misty pictures are so atmospheric. Wonderful.

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  38. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your splendid photos. The sepia tinted pictures are very evocative.

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  39. Fab! I always love mist and marshes.

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  40. Love the mist on the lake.. Have a great week

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  41. Wow! You always have the most fantastic photography ~ love the fog ones ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  42. Another fabulous post full of so many beautiful images. Thanks!

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  43. As usual lots of nice photos!
    I wish I could translate your blog, it would have been easier to understand.
    Greetings Pia

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    1. Thanks Gary, how kind of you to put a translator to your blog! You know nothing is better than our brains to translate, but Google translator is good enough!
      Have a nice day/night!
      Greetings Pia

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  44. I see autumn weather has arrived there already, Gary. Beautiful photos!

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  45. Lovely pictures especially the with the fog....the bbeaver is so shy and you got him, great!

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  46. A great series of photos. I like the look of that camp site but I am sure the water would be much much colder that what I am used to!

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  47. A lovely selection of shots from the gorgeous part of the world you live in, Gary!

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  48. I love the Belted Kingfisher. As always great shots Gary.

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  49. Great serie of photos, - very interesting to study the details!

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  50. Brilliant images, and I love the landscapes.

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  51. Wonderful photos, lucky you having so much time. Thanks for visiting!

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  52. Your fog pictures are wonderfully mysterious! Is that bird really called a 'morbid' raven? Or is that just a description? (Either way, it fits). Lovely flowers and birds -- wish I had half that variety around here.

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  53. Nice captures. I enjoyed them very much. I like the scenery photos especially.

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  54. Fantastic shots! I particularly like the raven!

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  55. I love this visit with your friends!

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  56. The foggy landscapes are so moody and beautiful. My favorite bird shot is the chestnut sided warbler with that pretty early autumn golden color background. :)

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  57. Loved those warblers!
    Beautiful captures all!

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  58. Those foggy shot by the beaver pond are wonderful, and of course all the little birds are too.

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  59. Gary, your images are amazing as always! What a truly beautiful place is there on the Vermilion River! And I love the beaver, the flowers and especially the great bird photos! Wow to all!

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  60. Another great set of pictures Gary. Thanks.

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  61. Marvelous photos showing the wildlife in your neck of the woods! Love the little black throated green warblers...and the foggy photos! Just beautiful!

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  62. Fabulous shots of lovely wildlife and beautiful nature. I like to see geese in flight.

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  63. Beautiful images.... I really LOVE foggy shots! and your birds are divine!

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  64. · beautiful photos, especially photos in sepia color.
    And a great bird's collection.

    · hugs

    CR· & ·LMA
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  65. Wow! Excellent shots---all of them. What a beautiful place to be. I LOVE your bird pics--they are so clear and defined. I love watching the Chickadees--busy busy busy!!! And even a beaver. MB

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  66. Stunning shots. Here is full of lovely wild life everywhere. How cute Mr. Beaver is! I want to take photos in some place like this and say Hello to them.
    keiko

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  67. I didn't have time to look at the slide show when I was here yesterday...of course the birds are even more wonderful in that format...but I wanted to say that the first few photos, showing the change from fog and mist to bright sunshine are just wonderful looking at them one after the other -- I could almost feel that fog lifting.

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  68. Great set of pictures. Grand presentation.

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  69. Beautiful image shares this go 'round Gary!!

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  70. What a beautiful,peaceful place to bird.Love all of your photos,the raven looks like the king of the river,phyllis

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  71. As usual an amazing set of photos from one beautiful creature or landscape onto more and the another. Captivating collection.

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  72. All wonderful and a great little chickadee series of shots!
    I forgot to mention the geese in flight in the next post - awesome!

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  73. Wonderful nature photos. Your collection is awesome, as always!

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  74. I like the misty shots this time around!

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