Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring At The Vermilon River.

This post is crammed with photos taken over the last couple of days. So I suggest you use the slideshow,and I'll keep copy to a minium. With warmer tempeatures, I was also able to get into the large wertland to find the aquatics. They've moved from the River which is in flood. We're receiving flood warnings daily, because politicians have allowed building permits in areas where rock and wetland should have been left to prevail. Even everyday people are now taking about global warming here, and its attendent problems. Opposite is a sunrise through black spruce trees. The grouse was sitting in a tree looking at Boomer and I.

Grouse

Chickadee

Chickadee

Hooded Mergansers landing

Killdeer

Song Sparrow

Chickadee

Field Sparrow

Female Goldeneye

Grouse

Dark-eyed Junco (sparrow family)

Male and Female Goldeneye.

Nashville Warbler

Raven

Golden Crowned Kinglet (renamed)

Hooded Mergansers

Goldeneyes

Savanah Sparrow

Savanah Sparrow

Killdeer

Goldeneyes

Redpoll

Goldeneyes

Am I here too early?

Buffleheads

Chickadee

Sparrow in flight

Tree Sparrow

Redpoll

F. Goldeneye

F. Mallard

Female Hooded Merganser in full array.

Junco

Grackle

Grouse

Agile Chickadee

Female Goldeneye in flight

Hooded Mergansers

Same

Ice

In flight geese


Junco

 A post to:Id Rather B Birdin,Our World Tuesday, and WBW. I find I'm having to get use to the sparrow and warbler id again, so if you spot a mistake let me know.
Killdear



Merganser landing

Lower River

Goldeneyes

M Goldeneye.

Male Goldeneye

Male Northern Harrier in flight

Purple Finch

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Male Wood Duck

Sleeping Mallard

Nashville Warbler

Hooded Mergansers

Ruby Crowned Kinglet (renamed)

Raven in the wind

Redpoll in snow

Redpoll

River

Field Sparrow

Savangh Sparrow

Turkey Vulture

River

White-throated Sparrow

White water

Golden Crowned Kinglet

41 comments:

  1. the grouse is just awesome! the hoodies and goldeneyes are wonderful, too! all sorts of warblers coming your way now!

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  2. especially loving the grouse and chickadees Gary...your surrounds looks so serene

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  3. Wonderful collection of birds, Gary! Your photos are wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. The kildear, one foot in the air, great shot, and the river photos, my choices, but each one is superb. Do you have a telephoto lens, as always I so enjoy your series. Greetings to you and Boomer, from Jean.

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  5. These are all such wonderful images and as usual, I just had to select my faves. The Grouse images, because the are really lovely, but I have never seen a Grouse either!

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  6. Such a variety of birds and waterfowl to see this week. Great photos.

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  7. A wonderful post Gary... Spring has only just started to arrive here... I'm hoping for a warm summer this year.

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  8. Spring, at last!

    A wonderful series of shots.

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  9. Your "spring" serie is wonderful. A lot to study!

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  10. It certainly looks like spring reached you Gary. I noticed more warblers and sparrows today. Great series.

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  11. Your spring certainly arrived now Gary. Wonderful shots and more warblers and sparrows now I see.

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  12. Lucky you to have so many feathered friends in your neighborhood....

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  13. Fabulous photos! I love your series.

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  14. Super excellent this week...why even the white water is great!! What a showing this time 'round Gary.

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  15. Loving the series and people need to read your pithy words and clever captions before going to the slide format. Your posts are so worth looking at in both formats. Thanks. As always.

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  16. Hi Gary

    So many beautiful photos. I loved the grouse I have yet to get a good look at one at the farm much less a photo. You had so many nice photos of flying birds I am in awe. And the final landscape shot and the photo of the wave on the shore were both really wonderful.

    Regards
    Guy.

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  17. I see you have some shots of junco too! Your photos of the birds are so pretty!

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  18. Great selection as always Gary. You have a superb variety of birds over there.

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  19. always a delight to come by and see your birds.
    Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog last week - we have been away trecking and only just back - so catching up!

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  20. Exquisite pictures, I like the joy that follows nature! Beautiful colors!

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  21. You take such great shots of the birds. Wonderful seeing the ones that are out as spring begins in your neck of the woods.

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  22. Excellent captures all! Always such a pleasure visiting your blog!

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  23. I always enjoy your beautiful posts. Have you ever wondered why the purple finch is red and red cabbage is purple?

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  24. A great series Gary! I think the poor robin is a little confused. The ones here arrived a bit too early, or maybe the snow came too late!

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  25. I love that you've gotten out to see all this wildlife, Gary. I'm amazed that you've already seen a few species of birds that I haven't seen yet this year. I need to pay better attention!

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  26. A great series of photos. It must be lovely to have warmer weather and all the birds arriving back.

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  27. Lovely shots Gary, looks like a lovely place to photogragh birds.

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  28. Hurray for spring! Love your shots. The birds are just gorgeous.

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  29. Your spring is sublime! Beautiful birds.

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  30. It looks like wonderful spring weather there , gary. The junco was so chubby!

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  31. Gorgeous pictures ! My cats would enjoy this post :) !

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  32. Your post are always beautiful. Beautiful pictures and nice landscapes!!
    Barbara

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  33. Great image series you show Boom - thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

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  34. Is the grouse same as partridge??

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  35. Love the grouse and the blue chickadee among this beautiful series! Thank you for visiting me earlier!

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