Friday, May 17, 2013

More Strange Weather At The Vermilon River

 I put this post together on Friday,so I'll probably post it early. We got the freezing rain which was followed by snow, 26 cm. just to the north of us. The Evening Grosbeaks visited my feeders and drove the Grackles off. There are a lot of photos so click and view the slide show. The small butterfly is a blue azure about the size of your thumb nail. He is a vivid blue on his top side which I can't seem to get.

A post to: I'd Rather Be Birdin,Our World Tuesday, and WBW.
Gadwalls ( Thanks Texwisgirl)

Female Grosbeak

Hermit Thrush

Honeysuckle

White-throated Sparrow

Wood Ducks

Chickadee

Hermit Thrush

Ice

Pin Cherry

Male Purple Finch in sun

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Gadwall Ducks


White-Crowned Sparrow

Wood Ducks

Male Grosbeaks

Same

Blue Azure


Female Evening Grosbeaks

Hermit Thrush

Honeysuckle

Male Purple Finch

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Male Evening Grosbeak

Wood Ducks

Honeysuckle

Ice

Male Grosbeak

Hermit Thrush


Gadwalls Ducks

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Wetland Reflection

White-crowned Sparrow

Chicladee

Blueberries in bloom

Black Duck

Growth in wetland

Ice

Grosbeak in flight

Wood Duck in flight

Jello water

Male Grosbeak

Scaups

Mallard

Show off male Mallard

Mourning Cloak

Palm Warbler

Pin Cherry

Pin Cherry

Purple Finch

Growth

Rocky Islands

Red-winged Blackbird


Scaups

Song Sparrow

Grosbeak

Gadwall Ducks


White Crown in ice

White Throated Sparrow

White water

Wood duck in flight

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

83 comments:

  1. i would have guessed gadwalls on your black ducks. i like the thrush!

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  2. I love your first photo! And you have a real knack for capturing butterflies -I love the mood of a still life there. I can see it's spring -the colors are more vivid in your post. Again a great series! "See" you after my trip:)

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  3. You are an amazing naturalist. Thanks for the varied pics.

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  4. Fantastic news that the beautiful grosbeaks drove the grackles from your feeder! In my experience, the less desirable a bird is, the more it drives out the ones I want to see.

    I will come back and look at the slide show later!!!

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  5. Thanks for all the beautiful photos Gary. I was particularly taken by the flora you in clouded. It is particularly good to see not just the birds but the awakening vegetation as well. If the bees are awake you should get some good blueberries, if the bears don't get them first.

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  6. Gary...You have given us another wonderful collation of your bird and flower shots. So beautiful. Love that red winged Blackbird and the Purple Finch. That red on the wing is rally an eye catcher. genie

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  7. Nice serie of photos!
    Lovely to see and study!

    (Just to let you know: Google gave me a warning visiting your blog)

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  8. Fabulous series of photos. I love the ice on the branches, it's so beautiful.

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  9. love the Honeysuckle. We have it too.

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  10. Each picture is a delight! :)

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  11. you always show us wonderful series of bird collection...:)

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  12. Love the mix of photos Gary. Each and every one a "cracker".

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  13. Brrrrr. Icy weather. Not for me. LOL
    But, love the bird images Gary. Especially the grosbeaks...in flight...awesome.

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  14. Great pics. It is great to be able to see other birds, than just the ones here locally. thanks for the posts!

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  15. Awesome collection of birds and photos. Have a happy week!

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  16. always a delight to come visit and see your wonderful variety of bird photographs Gary

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  17. Love the hermit thrush and the purple finch, great series of shots.

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  18. thanks for my weekly birdwatching fix.

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  19. I like those grosbeaks. Some terrific photos again.

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  20. Gorgeous photos, I love those birds!

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  21. Love all the wonderful bird life!

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  22. I think my favorite photos are of the Grosbeaks...what lovely colors they have on them. Too bad about the cold ice that came in..hope it warms up.

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  23. Those grosbeaks are a delightful splash of colour! Love the duck in flight too.

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  24. You are living a wonderful world...love all your photos!

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  25. Lovely bird and spring photos.

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  26. As usual, you've taken some gorgeous shots! My favorites are the ones with the deep blue sky—breathtaking!

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  27. Nice! I really like your Female Evening Grosbeaks.

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  28. OMG, that's a lot of photos!

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  29. You have captured some very cute critters indeed.

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  30. Awesome photos of birds. I learned lots of new words in English like Mallard and Scoup, in Finnish mallard is sinisorsa (blue duck) and scoup is sotka:)

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  31. Beautiful series. Our birds are all busy nesting. Can't wait to start seeing the new hatchlings.

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  32. This is a really great slide show! If I had to choose a favorite, I think it would be the wood duck in flight - what a great catch!

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  33. I really like the Yellow Rumped Warbler

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  34. Nice serie of photos, always interesting to visit Your blog-post!

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  35. Wonderful series, Gary! I love the grosbeaks photos!

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  36. Great series, Gary!
    I have enjoyed very much...
    Warm greetings from a wet Holland,
    Anna :))

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  37. so many beautiful observations Gary!

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  38. wow, that's dozens of photos to respond to. odd weather east and west then. Newfoundland got 2' in a freak snowstorm. country must be shedding off the flat middle? all warm here. some nice bird shots. it's all in the lighting, and the eye, and the lens and the timing.

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  39. Lovely photos! Strange weather at your place!
    The grosbeaks we don't have in my country. /Pia

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  40. A beautiful series of photos. I especially like the droplets of water frozen on the branches.

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  41. I just had to drop in and look at your photos :)
    You capture the nature in wonderful pictures!

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  42. Wonderful images Gary... I think I spotted some sunshine in some of them... can you spare me a bit?

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  43. White-throated sparrow sends me humming 'His eye is on the sparrow.'

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  44. A great series Gary! I really like the Evening grosbeaks.

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  45. It's always relaxing to browse through your photos, great shots. Love esp the grosbeaks.

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  46. Just lovely captures, so relaxing.

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  47. great pics. I especially like the wood-duck in flight, and the iceicles hanging on the branches. Do you often get snow in May? I thought you were in spring.
    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

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  48. Loved the duck in flight and that hermit thrush is a sweet looking little bird!
    After our 80's today it was a little refreshing to see the ice. :)

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  49. HI Gary...My what a lovely variety of birds and some lovely spring flowers, butterflies,and scenes, except for the
    ice : )
    I have not been able to get that little blue devil with it's wings open either ! : )
    Love the Evening Grosbeaks, haven't seen any in a long time, they used to eat me out of house and home!!
    Great post I enjoyed it!!
    Grace
    Thanks for your comment on my post!!

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  50. Hi Gary, your work is always inspiring, relaxing and full of beauty! Thanks a lot for visiting.

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  51. Great birds - love those grosbeaks.

    I think the cormorants were cooperating - but I assuming the egrets were just being opportunistic.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  52. Great series of photographs Gary, I love seeing your posts. Amazing you've had snow and freezing rain up there again. Hope it didn't hang around too long.

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  53. I especially like the Evening Grosbeaks and Wood Ducks. Nice to see that spring has arrived!

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  54. What a fabulous amount of wildlife you got in your area. Hope the rotten weather is out of the picture now until November.

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  55. I am very impressed with the assortment of wildlife you see in your neck of the woods - but hope the rotten weather is out of the picture for months to come.

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  56. Such grand expressions of nature all around you Gary, always so nice to visit~

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  57. Hi Gary

    Lovely variety here we were at the cabin last week and saw many of the same birds. We had not ice however so that was nice.

    All the best.
    Guy

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  58. Beautiful post Gary, with beautiful photos to see. But ice ones, you keep the ice, I don't want it :-) I had to turn the heat back on this morning and it's almost the end of May :(

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  59. Always a pleasure to drop in at your place to watch your beautiful bird photos.

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  60. As always a great post, Gary!
    Love it very much...
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

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  61. Wonderful shots of the birds. I hope the weather isn't too hard on them and their breeding season.

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  62. Truly amazing sharing, I admire your close-ups, they shows so much details of every subject you shoot.

    Great captures!!!

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  63. The Grosbeak is a cool looking bird.

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  64. As always such a brilliant and varied series! You have so many wonderful birds to capture.

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  65. I love the shot of the wood duck in flight. Great action shot!

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  66. Wonderful series you are showing here, I'm impressed!

    Ottar

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  67. Beautiful series.
    So many different types, the last picture is really great.
    Regards, Irma

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  68. It's good to see you sticking in there Gary. Great pictures again.

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  69. Wonderful photos as always, Gary. I loved seeing the different views of the beaver, especially.

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  70. Great beaver shots. I know we have a family near us but I have a hard time ever seeing them out.

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