Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Sightings and Other Wildlife of the Vermilon River.

 There are no scenes in this post only because of the number of wildlife shots. The photos were collected over a three day period from the east track area, as well as the west side of the River. The hikes were done on consecutive days,because the weatherman was forecasting about four days of rain,which is turning out to be true. The post is crammed with photos so I'll keep the text short. The hikes were taken shortly after sunrise, so I'm still using the camera methods I told you about in the previous post because the light is low, and visibility is restricted by mist or fog.



CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND WATCH THE SLIDESHOW.

A post to I'd-Rather-Be-Birdin'Our World Tuesday, and Wild Bird Wednesday. Click anyone to be redirected.


Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks in flight.

Duck in flight.

 These shots of the Black-Throated Blue Warbler were taken out at the beaver pond. He's a first for me. This means that of the nine warblers of Ontario, I've seen them all except one, the Canada Warbler. Seems almost unpatriotic doesn't it?
Male Black-Throated Blue Warbler.

Black-Throated Green Warbler.

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Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Female Common Yellowthroat.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Blue Jay.

Chickadee

Savannah Sparrow.

Tree Sparrows.

Belted Kingfisher.
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This is a series of photos of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in a stand of black spruce on the west  side of the River. Initially I id'd this as a Three-toed Woodpecker, but thanks to Ken, we've now got it right. The problem is he's showing no red on his head, but is showing the long white bar on his side, and the white on his face, possibly he's an immature. The last photo is at the bottom of the post.
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He's puffed up because of the damp cold.

In flight.




 I included another series of Great Blue Heron shots taken in the east track wetland.





Beaver.

 The next sequence is of another aquatic, the Otter. Isn't that some smile? There were three in the group. One stayed closer to me, while the two below frolicked further away.

My pal.

His eyes are showing here.

 His eyes are not showing in this shot as he has just surfaced and the membrane is still covering them. The beaver has the same sort of membrane for eye protection underwater.
Close up of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

62 comments:

  1. love your birds and mammals. the blue warbler is very handsome.

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  2. Hi Gary

    A lovely series of warblers and I really enjoyed the otters. You shot of the flying woodpecker was a real treat.

    Guy

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  3. All the pics are so beautiful..I always love your posts..they are always colorful and full of life..

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  4. Beautiful! Those birds are so cute! :):)

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  5. I like that Three Toed Woodpecker. Nice post.

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  6. Beautiful slide show. I love the woodpecker flight shot!

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  7. Such a great collection of little bird! Love that otter.

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  8. Superb series of photos, Gary!

    The beaver shots are wonderful.

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  9. I'd be happy to see that many varieties in 3 months, let alone 3 days! Wow. That blue warbler is absolutely perfect. Thanks Gary.

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  10. I didn't really notice that the otter was swimming on his back until I did the slide show! Oh my gosh that is the cutest thing ever.

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  11. These are great. I love the otter's smile. You always show such great stuff. Thank you.

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  12. Absolutely wonderful photos. You captured all of the birds so well with close up and detailed shots. I especially like the shots of the wood pecker. His beak is so slim and long.
    Always a pleasure visiting your blog and viewing your photos.
    Happy Sunday!

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  13. Beautiful photo series showing.
    Really like the pictures of the heron.
    Hanne Bente

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  14. Another great series of photos. You have so many birds around your area. It must be a perfect environment for them.

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  15. Beautiful series of photos, I particularly like the flying geese very nice and the beaver is great.
    Greetings Irma

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  16. Nice assortment! To my eye, the Ovenbird looks like a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and the woodpecker bears a resemblance to a sapsucker. Could there be a Savannah Sparrow there among them? All beautiful nevertheless!!

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  17. The black throated blue warbler is my favorite....and the wood pecker is amazing!!! Always, always your posts are superior.

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot meme for this weekend!!! Your photos are continuously a pleasure to view.

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  18. ...I'm hoping that my comment left just seconds ago appears. Right now, it's not showing up.

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  19. It´s always interesting to visit your blog. Nice bird shots as ever. And wonderful shots from the Otter!

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  20. Fantastic series! I've never seen a wild otter.

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  21. I love all your bird shots, and wildlife photos as I don't see them in the city!

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  22. Gorgeous series of photos! I love visiting you and get to see these wildlife critters!

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  23. Fantastic selection of wildlife. You really are very lucky to live in such a brilliant location.

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  24. Wonderful series of pics ! The otter reminds me of a story book I used to read my daughter when she was young.

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  25. What wonderful pics of birds and otter. You live among so much wildlife there, Gary.

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  26. Lovely warbler shots Gary, especially the Black-throated Green and Black-throated Blue. Hope you get the Canada soon

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  27. Starting to look a little more like Fall

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  28. Fantastic shots. Love watching the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and otter. They're a joy to watch.

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  29. And a great series of wildlife shots they are too, Gary!

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  30. So very nice. It's lovely to see birds I don't even know eksisted.
    Great images! Thanks a lot for sharring!

    (my spelling is bad - sorry)

    :-) Dorthe

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  31. How wonderful to see them living in peace with themselves and others. What a role model for humankind. Thank you for this escape.
    Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  32. Really lovely and complete your collection of birds. Nice pictures.

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  33. As always, you have such great photos! I love seeing everything you find!

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  34. I love that black-throated green warbler!

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  35. Black-Throated Green Warbler is a winner and the Blue-Jay is handsome. Goodness; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker takes me back to The Honeymooners, in high-school days we'd laugh about Art Carney's comical role and his references to that same bird. I hadn't realized there truly was a bird with that name. You still got some good snapshots considering the weather conditions Gary

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  36. The otter's smile is priceless. Love the one of the great blue herons and the birds in flight. A delightful sequence of shots.

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  37. Lovely birds in flight,posing among the fall foliage, and just being birds!
    The otter is deserving of his fifteen minutes too! :)
    Wonderful post Gary!

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  38. Wonderful birds & critters!
    I see you are from northern Ontario. Commenting from northern Minnesota here.. we have a family cabin (or cottage) up north near Pickle Lake. We love it there, our home away from home!

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  39. ... there are beautiful pictures of animals and nature again...

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  40. Hi,
    Otters: we like very much ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  41. Hi Gary! Many great photos of all the birds!
    And I love your photos of the heron, especially the one there it looks like he got a beard! :)
    Have a nice week! Greetings Pia

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  42. You live in such a nice place surrounded by varied wildlife. I like the otter.

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  43. Hi there - strange that you have missed out on the Canadian Warbler!

    Great set of pictures - how long until you start getting snow?

    Stewart M - WBW - Australia

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  44. Warblers are beautiful!! In Japan, there are bush warblers which sing very beautifully. The birds are very small and have muted greenish color. They appear in spring as if they are telling us spring is here.
    Thanks a lot for telling me such a great wildlife.
    keiko

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  45. A wonderful post, especially liked the scenes of the otters.

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  46. Beautiful pictures, the birds in flight, the heron and the beaver are outstanding. You have such a variety of small birds too. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Always such a great post filled with so many wonderful birds and wildlife!! I love those Warblers and the Heron is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Gary!!

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  48. a wonderful entry!! the great blue heron is my favorite, i get soooo excited when i see them!!

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  49. I like the photos of the birds in flight :)

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  50. Great series of shots. I always thought 'yellow bellied sapsucker' was just an insult we called each other as children in the US!

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  51. Love those shots of the ducks and geese in flight!

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  52. So many gorgeous shots of nature and the birds!

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  53. So many great and beautiful photos!

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  54. Beautiful Fall colors, and fantastic bird shots!

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