Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lots of Colour At The Vermilon River

 The weather has been sunny,but cold somewhere between 0 and 5C in the morning. When it warms, the bugs are out in droves, probably because of the standing water in the woods. I'm dressed for the cold and the bugs with down vest and netting. There are a lot of photos, so be sure to use the slide show by clicking on any photo. There is only one ID that I'm uncertain of, but I'll note it in the copy. Opposite: Chestnut-sided Warbler.


Male Redstart

Great Blue Heron In Flight

 A post to: Id Rather B BirdinOur World Tuesday, and WBW.

I've completed another video. To view it click here: Part 2 Video.

Perhaps Stewart will set up a meme for wildlife video's. Opposite: Red-winged Blackbird.









This is the little guy who has me confused. I think he's a warbler, not a flycatcher (no stripes on the wing), and you'll see his tail in a later shot, which is a warbler tail. I think he's a Mourning Warbler rather than a Nashville. Any ideas?






Red-winged Blackbird

Singing Chestnut-sided Warbler

Fluffed Female Goldfinch.

Female Redstart





Great Blue In Flight

Male Evening Grosbeak

Rapids

Rear Male Redstart

This Snowshoe Hare came running right at me, lucky for him I'm not a predator.
The Warbler Hop. This is the tail of the unknown warbler above.
 Vireo

Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

 Vireo

Red-winged Blackbird

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Mourning Warbler?

Male Redstart

Snowshoe Hare

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Male Redstart

Snowshoe Hare

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Mourning Warbler?

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Male Redstart

Male Redstart

Close up Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Female Evening Grosbeak

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Mourning Warbler


Blooming Chokecherries

Blue in Flight

Female Redstart


Canada Goose

Coy Female Redstart

Male Redstart

In the forest there are domestic plants, either disposed of, or the remains of a homestead. This is a crab apple tree.
Mourning Warbler?

Female Goldfinch

Female Evening Grosbeak


Female Redstart

Female Redstart


Goose in Flight

Same

Grackle

Killdeer in Flight.

Male Evening Grosbeak

Rapids

Snowshoe Hare

Vireo

Female Redstart

Singing Female Redstart

White Water

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

64 comments:

  1. Gary, lovely series, the rapids in slow motion, perfect.The hare, were you using a telephoto lens? Great to see you on the trails again,Boomer always there in spirit and memory, by your side.Greetings from Jean.

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  2. the chestnut-sided sure is pretty. the unknown is adorable.

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  3. Hi Gary ... I loved all your photographs, but especially the male Evening Grosbeak

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  4. Love them all especially the hares and the Evening Grosbeak as well.

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  5. Nice series, I really liked the Grackle~

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  6. Great series of bird captures.

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  7. Wonderful shots - love the fluffy goldfinch and the luminous ears of the hare!

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  8. Hi Gary

    I quite liked The Warbler Hop. It is always fun to see what you can capture when taking photos.

    All the best.
    Guy

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  9. The unknown is a lively little fellow -- love that hoppity hop! We have tiny little brown bunnies around here.., yours look like giants compared. I hope to see grosbeaks when we get back to Oregon -- had some on our feeders last summer.

    All in all a wonderful walk, thanks for sharing it with us. As usual I will be back later to enjoy the slide-show format .

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  10. Great photos, Gary! Your Philadelphia Vireo looks more like a Red-eyed Vireo to me and your mystery bird looks like female American Redstart!

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  11. A lovely series Gary. The warbler hop is so cute!

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  12. It has been so long since I've seen a Chestnut-sided warbler. Thanks for showing.

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  13. ¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

    Voltei para admirar suas fotografias.
    Esse é um dos mais belos post que vi no seu blog... parabéns!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil°º✿♫
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    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.
    ¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

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  14. I would love a meme with wildlife videos..mine aren't great but I enjoy doing them...I do have a small meme called Nature Notes Tuesdays that you could post them to...great idea...Michelle

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  15. A great serie of photos.
    So interesting to study!

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  16. Great series, Gary! I love the cute bunny and the pretty warblers. And the Grosbeak is beautiful. Wonderful post!

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  17. Heck, you don't want to ask me for ID'ing advice. I'm still learning myself. But your images are once again, outstanding. Love the "Warbler Hop" and I know how difficult it is to get photos of the Redstarts. Oh, and the chokecherries brings back a lot of memories...my mother used to make chokecherry jelly!!

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  18. Great series again Gary. I love those colourful grosbeaks. i reckon your mystery bird is American Redstart - darkish lores, yellow wash at the wing and a hint of the tail patch. Did you buy The Warbler Guide - read about it on my blog.

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  19. I got your comment Gary about the video..thank you.. I post Nature Notes at midnight EST on Tuesdays.. Michelle

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  20. You do a fine job naming yours! I usually ask for help, or put a question mark, as you have done, for new or mystery birds.
    I'm wrestling with a yellow butterfly right now. It keeps escaping my lens.
    Arrogantly came up behind me and flew over, I missed the shot. I'd been standing in a tick-infested meadow to do so. sigh.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  21. You must be very fast with your camera to catch all those warblers. I'm still struggling with that!

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  22. Your woodland creatures are always great but the sunshine and bright sky makes everything beautiful.

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  23. Loved the photos of the warblers.

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  24. Another wonderful series Gary. I love the shots of the hare and the 'warbler hop' makes me smile!

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  25. Definitely a wonderful place! Great photos! I love your birds!

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  26. Fantastic photos! I think only one of the birds is common in northern part Sweden - Canada goose...

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  27. A terrific series as always, Gary! Such beautiful birds and, of course, I love the rabbit!! Hope you have a good week!

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  28. Fantastic sequence of shots. You did a great job capturing the great blue in flight. I almost never get decent shots of the herons flying try as I might.

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  29. I wish I could photograph birds like you do.

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  30. Wow, you have a great number of wonderful birds!

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  31. That's a lot of wonderful wildlife to see.

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  32. What a collection, Gary! You have so much beauty around you. I love your red-winged blackbird in the pine tree. It looks like a Christmas card.

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  33. I enjoyed the fantastic slide show!

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  34. Brrr! That's quite cold! But the colours are rich and lovely as is the wildlife. Another fabulous set of photos.

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  35. Your photos are always stunning! Thanks for sharing them.

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  36. Great post! I feel like a took a walk with you. Your photos are just wonderful! love the rapids! What a rush :)

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  37. Hi! Very beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Another great series of bird photo's. And I love Boomer, your best friend I suppose.

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  39. Beautiful and colorful birds.

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  40. So many beautiful birds and a hare ...

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  41. Lots of lovely and colourful birds!
    The female goldfinch I first thought was a chicken up in a tree! :)
    /Pia

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  42. Lovely shots. Love the hare.

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  43. Your photos are awesome, as usual. Love the blooms that you included.

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  44. What a beautiful place you live by. Is it very close to your home? Lovely pictures. I love the hare picture more as hare and rabbits are my very favorite things.

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  45. 'Warbler Hop' - too funny!
    Great shots as always Gary.
    I like how you caught the sun shining through the bunny's ear.

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  46. Love this collection of birds, most of them don't visit my area.

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  47. Magnificent series of Nature's wonders!

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  48. always wonderful bird images. I hope you are getting on ok without Boomer.

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  49. Nice pictures and nice idea about the video meme - but WBW is just about all I can do at present! (But you never know!)

    Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M

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  50. Nice series of images. That hare ought to learn to be more careful!

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  51. As always, a treasure trove of the wonders of nature!!

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  52. What a nice variety of shots you have today.

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  53. Another incredible post, Gary! I'm always so amazed at the huge array of wildlife you manage to share each week! I think I'd be in heaven in your part of the world!!

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  54. Wow, that is quite the collection. This morning, I was listening to birds singing and heard a new song, two birds - answering each other. I wish I could have seen who it was as I do not recognize the song.

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  55. Hi Gary...I would say that you certainly live in Warbler paradise!!
    They are wonderful bird in the warbler family!!
    Love the white water and rapids shot's!!
    Grace

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