Thursday, October 4, 2012

Still More Colour and Wildlife of The Vermilon River.

 The weather has been perfect, sunny with temperatures at about 19 C, say 70 F. This is about to change as it's raining now and tomorrow the big drop comes. The temperature will be about 10 C, in the 40's F. Yes there will be snow in the north tomorrow, but it won't stay. I guess that means Indian summer is over. All these photos were shot on the west side of the River, and it was wonderful.



The Pine Siskens are in, another sign of fall. The Siskens were a flock of fifty vigorously feeding on some cedars in an area between the River and wetland.  I was trying to photograph a Snipe which I'll show later and the Siskens when the Otters showed up. I thought they were going to splash me, when I ignored them so here they are.



The first series of photos are of the colours in the River,Wood Ducks, and a male Hairy Woodpecker.


THERE ARE A LOT OF PHOTOS, SO CLICK ON A SHOT AND ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW.

A post to: Sky Watch Friday.

I'm still having trouble getting into some sites. I think because of blogger.
Immature White Crown.

River Islands
Day time moon.

Pine Sisken

Red maple leaves.

The ridge.

Gull in flight.

Hey you!! I'm posing.

Big wetland.

Upper River.

Close up female wood duck.

Immature white crown.

Looking N. between the islands.

Male Hairy Woodpecker.

Pine Sisken

A different red.

Otter.

Looking north.

Wood ducks


Big wetlands

Female wood duck

Otter.

Pine Sisken

Immature White crown near River.

Pine Sisken

Male Hairy Woodpecker.

Sparrows in tree.

Big wetland

Bridge.


In flight.

Bridge and trail

Pine Sisken showing yellow on wings.

Resting geese.

Lower River.

Bridge and trail again.

Colours in the River.

The ridge in full colour.

Wood ducks.

Wood ducks with one taking off.

Gold Leaves.

56 comments:

  1. Loving all the fall colors, especially reflected in the river. Great bird shots too, of course.

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  2. Wonderful autumn colors, beautiful photos.

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  3. Great photos!!!
    The first one is super!

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  4. The top two are very lovely abstracts. Specially like the second one. Although we have otters in England, I've never seen any outside captivity. Their heads above the water remind me of seals - which I have seen.

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  5. beautiful color and reflections!

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  6. What glorious images! It's a fabulous Fall photo journal.

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  7. lovley your photos ,great colors in the autum ,have nice weekend ,Nette

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  8. Beautiful! Love those distinct red leaves.

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  9. Breathtaking! You really get to experience a real autumn.

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  10. That first reflection is just stunning. Great post as always.

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  11. Fantastic photos and post,Gary!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  12. Just love autum and every color changes. Your photos shows the beauty of it:)

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  13. Beautiful skies and moon, lovely autumn colors, delightful birds and critters! Wonderful world you do have, Gary! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. autumn colors are enchanting! your photos are beautiful...love the reflections on water.

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  15. You nature is so fantastic with those colours now!
    Birds are as interesting as always !
    Good weekend to you and yours!+

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  16. I really enjoyed this post. The colours in the water look amazing. Your Hairy Woodpecker looks very similar to the Great Spotted Woodpecker in my lastest blog. From Findlay

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  17. lovely set of fall photos... loving the colors!

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  18. A truly spectacular collection of images, breathtakingly beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing them! May autumn bestow you with more Indian Summer days.

    Happy Skywatch,
    Merisi

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  19. Great shots, excellent photo work .. the autumn coloring and the great reflection in the water looks fantastic. It was a joy to me to see your photos.
    Best regards, Karin

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  20. Beautiful color shots and birds shots! You really have a lot of color already. Not much here yet. Love the otter shots! How wonderful to see otters in the wild.

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  21. So many fantastic beautiful pictures!
    Love the Colors in the River!

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  22. You captured the beautiful fall colors so well. I Particularly like the colors reflected in the water. Always enjoy the birds you photograph and what a great capture of the full moon.

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  23. Those watery reflections of your brilliant fall are fabulous. The Moon shot is just wonderful!

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  24. A truly superb collection of images Gary - am unable to single any one out, they're all wonderful. Thanks for sharing. (Interesting we should both have almost identical moon shots - just from different angles!)

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  25. Great shots love the otter shot too cute!

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  26. Beautiful, I do like the one of the little bird on the stones, with some leafy shadows.But every one is superb. Cheers from Jean.

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  27. Really beautiful!
    I especially like the colors reflected in the water.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  28. Wonderful colors and wildlife!

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  29. Some really great shots!! My favourites are the first one, of the colours reflected in the water, and the one with the duck fling away and its reflection in the water!!!

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  30. Always a treat to visit your blog.

    Sky Views at my end, have a great weekend!

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  31. I enjoyed the show, love the reflection shots!

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  32. I do like the fabulous colours of fall!

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  33. You got some great images of the fall color, Gary. I especially like the reflections and I am envious of your otter shots. They never cooperate for me.

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  34. So many wonderful things here. Awesome reflections. Love other pics too.

    Thanks for the visit, Gary :)

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  35. Pure wild beauty I felt spoilt to be able to see your wonderful part of our planet. Thank you.

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  36. Great shots of an amazing variety of subjects.

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  37. Aren't the colours amazing? I never fail to enjoy them.
    Great photos.
    I'm looking for a photo of lady slippers. Do you have any I could use with credit?
    They're for my posts on the 7 Wonders of Lanark County.
    cheers!

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  38. Love the warm tones in your Fall series. What a wonderful season to enjoy outdoors. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your neck of the woods with us.

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  39. Great series again, Gary.
    Although autumn isn't my favourite season, I really love the breathtaking colours autumn is already showing around the Vermilon River.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  40. Your posts are always so full of eye candy, it's hard to choose what to comment on! But I always love the critters, and I swoon over fall foliage and am especially smitten with photos of reflections in water. So, my favorites in this wonderful collection are "Colours in the River" and the two photos of the Wood Ducks on the water with the reflections of the trees and changing leaves reflected. Gorgeous!! But all your photos are terrific, as usual!

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  41. Whoah! What a beautiful rainbow of colors reflected!

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  42. What beauty! So nice to see all the birds, and your changing leaves, like a preview of our season change.

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  43. Fall is just beautiful in the Vermilon Country! You get the greatest reflections. Off now to view the pix in slide-show format.

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  44. The bridge and trail shots are over the top! Love all your autumn images.

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  45. Great post you show the reflection / autumn / birds and much more.
    Always a pleasure to look into your blog.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  46. Beautiful birds in very scenic place.

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  47. Nice shots, Gary! The foliage in your area looks spectacular - such a great time of the year!

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  48. What a joy to see your photos... wonderful autumn colors and animals. I love the cool Otter!

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  49. Many great photos of exciting birds and stunning scenery in beautiful fall colors. My favourites are picture Nr. 5 and Nr. 21

    Ottar

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  50. Delightful captures as always.

    Hopping here from Camera Critters
    Kangaroo
    Have a great weekend!

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  51. Fantastic glimpses of fall in your area!

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