Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter scenes and Wildlife of The Vermilon River.

 These photos were taken over three days,mostly overcast except for one day. You'll notice the difference in the background. The clear day is of course colder than the overcast day. All the scenes are taken along the River. Opposite: the far bank.
Female Pine Grosbeak

River Island.

Huddling Mourning Dove.

Upper River and an open patch in the ice.

Upper River on a bright day.

Blue Jay

Goldfinch

Mourning Dove.

Blue Jay.

Goldfinch.

Hoary Redpoll

A pair of Redpolls

A full meeting of Redpolls.


 Redpolls that visit here divide into Common and Hoary. The Hoary's have white chests and backs. I've identified the Hoary's, or at least the ones I think that are Hoary's.
Click any photo to view the slideshow.

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






Blue Jay.

Hoary

Hoary Redpoll


Crow In Snow.

Redpoll

Redpoll

Redpolls in the wind.

Redpoll

Island in the River.

Just close your eyes and jump

Snow on seeds

Sun on seed pods

Tracks in the snowy ice.

Open patch

Blue skies

Seeds in a snow storm

Upper River.

Hoary Redpoll.

70 comments:

  1. Can't say I've seen a hoary redpoll around here at craftygardener.ca, but then I haven't quite figured out all the differences between redpolls. Nice series of photos

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  2. Wonderful images Gary... my winter has been so wet and mild. No snow at all.

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  3. Great images there Gary. What a diference between your dull and sunny days.Good to see the comparison of Hoary and Common.

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  4. sweet little redpolls. love the puffed up dove. :)

    (i have wondered why your blog comes across saying it is published in romanian and google reader tries to translate it...)

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  5. Lovely series of photos, the seed pods in a storm, beautiful shaded colours in the background, I enjoy every one so much. Take care in your winter, here we are almost sweltering, not quite 30C yesterday... Cheers from Jean

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  6. Lovely scenes! Your redpolls are gorgeous!

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  7. I like that 'crow in the snow' shot. Great series Gary

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  8. What beautiful captures of weather, mood and the sweet birds.

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  9. w o w I always love coming to see your photos Gary; the scenery is like out of a movie and the birdlife always seems to be abundant. Now I'm wondering what you wear on your feet to step through that snow

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  10. I bet the silence in the meadows with the snow...was awesome.
    Great bird photos Gary

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  11. seems you are leaning a bit toward nature art today. :)

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  12. Very pretty!!! I've often wondered just how birds can be so active in the cold like this?!!

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  13. Hmm...Hoary Redpoll...not sure if I have known that one before, but all Redpolls in your series and all birds and cold landscape scenes are lovely. Happy week~

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  14. Beautiful photo series showing :) Hanne Bente

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  15. Nice series of photos, Gary. I don't suppose you see a goldfinch this time of year too often. Nice to see some shots of the Hoary Redpoll. We have had a good flock of Common Redpolls in the yard for a few weeks, and occasionally I see a few Hoary Redpolls with them. They're sure taking care of the niger seed.

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  16. Lovely photos of the birds and snow! They always look so cold. You wonder how they manage to survive out there in all that snow and find something to eat or keep warm.

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  17. Not seen any Redpolls this WInter as yet Gary. You have taken some great shots.

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  18. Happy 2013 to you and yours!
    Your world looks very much like mine here - snow and fluffy little birds keeping themselves warm in the best way.
    Thank you for your visit my blog!

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  19. Terrific wintery captures, Gary! The birds do look cold in all that snow!! Have a great week!

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  20. A winter wonderland up there Gary! Great pics, love the jays, I am still waiting for them to find the feeder I have in the yard!

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  21. Gorgeous little feathered characters in this post! So love the photo of the little blue jay! Cute and quirky!

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  22. Always enjoy viewing your world, much different from my own.

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  23. Nice pictures, a delicious light, I really like all covered with snow. Greetings.

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  24. Lovely post, Gary! The birds are beautiful and I see one of my favorite the Redpoll. Still hoping to see one here. Have a great week!

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  25. How small they are ! How large their world. Thank you for this much enjoyed walk. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  26. My goodness, Gary...It looks SO cole in your shots. They are all wonderful ...one fine collection. The goldfinch and the bluejay are my favorites. The bluejays have started visiting us...quite a treat for the old eyes. genie

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  27. Beautiful winter shots. I love seeing all the birds and the landscapes are wonderful.

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  28. Beautiful sceneries with snow, and great captures of the Blue Jay and snow covered seeds.

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  29. Beautiful,serene winter shots!
    Happy New Year!

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  30. Wonderful series of photos! Love seeing birds so different than are in my backyard... (Except the crow--he's a familiar fellow!)

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  31. Lovely winter pics! Feels so cold :)

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  32. Beautiful wildlife photography!

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  33. Lovely photos of the birds and snow!

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  34. Lots of snow around for you. It must be really cold. I always like your series of photos.My favourite this week is the crow standing in the snow.

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  35. love the snowy landscape and birds.

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  36. Gorgeous shots! Very peaceful. :)

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  37. Wow ! So much snow! Looks so beautiful, though it must be pretty cold.

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  38. I'm learning a lot of bird names from your post. Thanks a lot. I'm going to show them to my kiddo too.

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  39. Seems to be very cold in your area ! poor birdies !

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  40. Oh, Gary, you are such an expert on birds and a very good photographer! I enjoy seeing your blog!
    Have a great birding year!

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  41. Lovely post!
    Great serie of photos!
    So many small details in every photo.

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  42. Lovely birds and sceneries, as usual, Gary!
    Our snow is gone now, but maybe there is more to come?
    Greetings Pia

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  43. Lots of pretty birds in winter wonderland! Don't catch a cold, Gary!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Yoshi

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  44. A very nice series of photos - but it looks so very cold!

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  45. Another brilliant selection of photos Gary. I wish you'd send some of your snow over to us in the UK.

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  46. Beautiful wintery scenes, Gary. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

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  47. Looks like you have lots of snow. None down here.

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  48. What a change in the seasons since I visited last. Sorry it has been such a long absence, I am really ,really grateful for you comments in the meantime.
    I love your snowscapes and all your winter birds.
    How are you and Boomer doing, I do worry a little since none of us are getting any younger. We have sustained so many losses in family and four legged friends that I'm skittish as a wild horse in a cage.
    Happy New Year to you both!

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  49. I love the snow because i haven't experienced them. Those birds seem to be feeling cold and sad too. You should see my post in my other blog Pure Oxygen Generators, because i posted it for my blogger friends in the temperate climes. Thanks for your visit in my sites.

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  50. Such lovely winter light. (I have to say that the one mourning dove all huddled up looks like I probably would if I were there!)....The slide show was particularly great this week..I could see the expressions on many of the birds faces.

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  51. It looks so very COLD! Love all the photos! A crow in the snow...the true B&W!:-)

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  52. Wonderful nature shots! You live in such a beautiful area.

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  53. Love the little tree branch meeting of the redpolls!
    Really cool how you caught the snow falling in the seeds too.
    Beautiful scenery and wildlife!

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  54. Nice pictures - I wish I could see some cold for a few days - too much heat and too many fires here.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  55. I smiled how plump the mourning dove; like fluffing up the doona (bed-cover, duvet)

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  56. Hi Gary

    A nice wintery post. All the best to you and Boomer in the New Year.

    Guy

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  57. Lots of great pictures, especially of the redpoll. Best wishes for the New Year.

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  58. You make winter look so beautiful, Gary!

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  59. Your birds are very beautiful. These photos remind me of why I love winter.

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  60. Beautiful bird shots! The colorful birds against white snow looks great! Esp. I love the shots of Blue Jay and Gold Finch!!!
    Bhusha's INDIA TRAVELOGUE

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  61. Beautiful bird shots against the snow background. Esp. I love the shots of Blue Jay and Gold Finch! :)
    Bhusha's INDIA TRAVELOGUE

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  62. Great photos, beautiful snowfield that beauty ...

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