Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Walk On The West Side Of The Vermilon River.

This week was characterized by the struggle between fall and winter, with winter the winner. That fact meant only one hike, and with any luck the potential of one more hike this week on Friday, which may be sunny, or at worst overcast. The red has faded in the forest, although the gold is still prominent. The lighting was poor as the opposite photo shows. This week's find was the Ruffled Grouse in full regalia.





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A post to Sky Watch Friday and Camera Critters.

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Chickadee

Female Purple Finch with Goldfinch in background.

Geese in flight.

Gull in flight.

Immature White-Crowned Sparrow.

A pair of mallards

Upper River in strange light.

Rapids

Peeking through the cattails at wood ducks.

White water.

Chickadee with seed pod.

Chickadee in high wind.

Duck in flight.

Geese in flight.

Gull in flight.

Male Wood Duck.

Wood Ducks.

Upper River showing the golds.

Ruffled Grouse in full regalia.

Gull in flight.

Pine Sisken in cedar tree.

Upper River.

Pine Sisken at lunch.


River bank.

Wood Ducks.


Chickadee with seed pod.

Pine Sisken

Wood Ducks in flight.

Bird nest.

Chickadee with seed pod.

Close up male Wood Duck.

Log in Rapids

Mallards in flight.

Pine Sisken.

River islands

Rocks in rapids.

Mature White-crown.

54 comments:

  1. A very enjoyable slideshow to view Gary while I sit and sip my morning cup of tea.

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  2. Beautiful pictures from a beautiful nature! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Brilliant images, I love the "rapids", superb.

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  4. Beautiful series, the scenery is of course wonderful, especially loved the bird and birds in flight that you have captured so well.

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  5. You have some wonderful in-flight, river and autumn-colour shots. Love the grouse and the wood ducks too!

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  6. Lot of great different birds! Can't wait to start seeing your snow shots.

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  7. Your were able to spot so ,any birds even on such a day.

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  8. the grouse is awesome! really like the drake wood duck close-up, too. pretty!

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  9. A very nice photo series ... I particularly liked the shots from the river ...
    Best regards, Karin

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  10. You got some great flight shots!

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  11. Awesome post, lovely photos of the Wood Duck!

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  12. Nice photos - I'm sure winter will win for a long time soon.

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  13. Wow what a fantastic series of photos!
    The Gull in flight and River islands are the most beautiful!

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  14. I do love your birds, Gary! Terrific captures as always!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. my favourite today is the Ruffled Grouse :)

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  16. Love the river shots, great series!

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  17. As usual you pictures is just so great. You capture them so well. Great compassion and very well done. It impress me how much detail you got in them, and so many special moments.
    Love them all :0)

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  18. Thank you, Gary, beautiful nature!

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  19. Birds busy as usual here,
    not bothering much of the season change.

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  20. Your first capture is my favourite! Not much colour, but the light coming through the trees is awesome!! Second favourite is the pair of mallards in flight!

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  21. Beautiful Autumn sky! You have an eye for the birds and their seasonal changes that is just amazing!

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  22. Beautiful photos ! Hello , I am now a new follower also retired and love photography ! I am in Southwestern Ontario in a country village. Looking forward your photos and future posts ! Have a great day !

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  23. What great photos - my favorites are the finches and wood duck close up. Snow forecast here in the mountains of CO tomorrow.

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  24. Thanks for a walk along the river. These are outstanding, as ever.

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  25. I enjoyed all of these shots very much.

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  26. Blogger tells me that your post is Romanian, and yet I understand it perfectly!

    I love this post and will repeat my amazement your knowledge of the birds and other critters in your area.

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  27. Wonderful golds and blues! Are the birds starting to migrate now? Lovely shots.

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  28. A plethora of wonderful wildlife as always Gary!
    Today I loved the flock of geese and those rushing rapids.

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  29. As always, beautiful series of awesome shots. Have a nice week end.

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  30. Hello Boom & Gary
    Beautiful photo series showing - as always many beautiful different pictures you show.
    Want dg a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  31. Really beautiful images, photo 29 I find the best.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I post and respond less, but I'm not leaving
    I had too much time there working and had no time to photograph.
    Greetings Irma

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  32. the wood duck is so handsome.

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  33. Great series again, Gary. I specially love shots of the river and the wild landscapes.

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  34. Lots of to see around the Vermilon River!
    Thanks for your visit :)

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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  35. I love those flight images! Happy weekend~

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  36. Thank you for marvelous picture from The West Side Of The Vermilon River.

    This looks like a great place to take a walk in.

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  37. It's always a delight to visit your blog.

    Sunrise Views
    Your comment is greatly appreciated! Hope you will leave me one. Thanks!

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  38. Thank you for the walk. Nice series you got here.
    From hilda

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  39. Wonderful post, I enjoyed my virtual walk with all this gorgeous scenery, and loved seeing all the different birds.

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  40. Another great post. Always a pleasure.

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  41. The grouse of course is wonderful but I am loving the little pine sisken. And the wood duck -- why can't I ever see a wood duck? Great pictures all. Winter sure came fast to the Vermilon!

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  42. I love this whole trip/outing! The upper river, the geese in flight are beautiful -and the talk between the two finches is cute:)

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  43. Fabulous scenery and great captures of wildlife at play

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  44. Wonderful images Gary but the Ruffled Grouse and the Wood Duck really stand out... and your white water of course.

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  45. Great post and beautiful shots as always!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Hi Gary

    What a post, flying gulls, beautiful wood ducks, a great shot of a grouse, with your wonderful photos of rapids and a landscape that is one of the most beautiful and iconic in all of Canada. A great treat and your weather sounds like ours but it was nice here today.

    All the best.
    Guy

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  47. Beautiful images.

    Hopping by from Camera Critters.

    Dogs Territory
    Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  48. The grouse is a good looking bird. Grouse is a slag term used to mean good here, so its a grouse grouse!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  49. Great serie of photos, - I like the raven pictures a lot!

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  50. Great images .... I specially like the birds in flight.

    Irene

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  51. Beautiful! Best birds ever! :):):):):):)

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