Friday, June 28, 2013

Wet Weather At The Vermilon River.

 Leading into Canada Day, we've just had five days of rain which curtailed a great deal of hiking. But the forest is alive in wildflower blooms, and redolent with the smell of wild rose. This is an especially long post so use the slide show, although there is some copy beside some of the photos. A post to: ID Rather Be BirdingOur World TuesdayWBW.






Cloud growing

 Blue Flags grow in the wetlands in large numbers.
 This Catbird was busy mimicking a Red-winged Blackbird, only giving himself away by his distinctive mewling sound at the end of his song.
Full Cheeks.

Female Redstart

Geese in Flight


Eastern Kingbird

Lunch?

Male Redstart


Mallard in Flight

Male Mallard

The dynamic yellow of Birdsfoot Trefoil

Thrush

Cranberries

Cedar Waxwing

Wild Rose

Red Clover

Blue Flags


Catbird

Dragonfly

Dogbane

Female Redstart

Flycatcher


Geese

Honey Suckle

Eastern Kingbird

Male Redstart

Red Clover

Skipper

Thrush


Turkey Vulture

Reluctant Waxwing

Wild Rose

Blue flags

Eastern Kingbird


Turkey Vulture

Catbird

Eastern Kingbird

Close up

Turkey Vulture

Kingbird

Catbird

Kingbird

Turkey Vulture


Ripening Blueberries

Butterfly


Choke Cherries

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Nature's Garden

Damoiselle Fly

Dogbane

Dragonfly

Female Redstart

Flycatcher

A parent's lesson

Reluctant moth

I see you!!

Chestnut-sided Warbler singing

Male Wood Duck

Same

Raven

About to leave

Robin

Skipper

Tansy

Thrush

Close up

Unknown

Water bugs

White and Yellow.

Daisy

Yarrow

Yellow Lilies

Devil's Paintbrush

The Blue Flower is Viper's Bugloss

61 comments:

  1. Gary, this is a wonderful post! The birds busy and singing and flowers every where. The scent of roe and choke-chelly must be just wonderful. Red clover and iris and whole meadows to blooms, blueberries swelling and skeins of flying geese. I wish Boomer were there with you to share all these delights.

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  2. love the wildflowers and would love to see a catbird! the chippy makes me smile!

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  3. So many great shots of the little birds and flowers. Love the chipmunk!

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  4. Your knowledge about nature is mind boggling! Love also the flowers you posted here - interesting that the cranberry flower is so white

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  5. I feel I am there, is that frost on the leaves of the Dogbane? beauty series, the birds show all their colours, and the bugs, geese, and water, all glorious. Greetings from Jean

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  6. The sheer amount of photos you have processed for this post is truly awesome. It feels like i went on that journey with you. It may sound odd but i like the last photo in that series most of all. Have a good weekend.

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  7. nothing ever short of value on your posts Gary; I was especially taken with the dogbane and the flycatcher

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  8. I loved all the flower shots the most but did enjoy the bird and insects. I appreciate the effort you put into your post with all these lovely photos, and learning to know the name of these wildflowers as well as the birds. Have a great long weekend!

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  9. I am in awe of how much wildlike you see at the river. Thanks for bringing us along. What was that brown bird... quite unusual and beautiful.

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  10. Hi What a very comprehensive and interesting post of birds and flowers. have a great weekend. Margaret

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  11. simply beautiful shots...lovely!

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  12. You are a great educator, as well as photographer.
    We have had 44mm of rain yesterday. I'm glad I'm on high ground in Ontario. It's been very wet in Alberta, too, and fires in Newfoundland.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  13. Nice series of bird photos, and I love the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for visiting my blog while I was away for a couple of weeks. Just got back to Illinois, and we are having your kind of wet weather. The only good thing about it is that it gives me a chance to catch up on correspondence and photo editing.

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  14. Another wonderful post! I love all the flowers and the birds. Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. great series of, well, everything :) My country seem poor compared to yours.

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  16. Brilliant shots today Gary. Nice juxtapositioning of the birds,flowers and insects.

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  17. Great collection of photos! So many wonderful animals and scenes to see!

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  18. It's looking very beautiful up north, Gary!

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  19. It's nice to see your part of the world in bloom and active. I esp love nature's garden with the yellow lilies and viper's bugloss. Everything else are fantastic shots as always.

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  20. Always enjoyed seeing your shots and admiring the blooms.

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  21. Love the blue wildflowers...looks quite similar to the Lupine we had in our Colorado mountains. I must say, of just the short time I've been birding, I've never seen a redstart perched in a tree. That's a first [for me]...they're always foraging on the ground.
    You have kingbird and catbird --they look like the very same bird species?!!!

    Great post, as always Gary.

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  22. Gorgeous photos, Gary!
    You always amazed me with photos of so many critters, flowers, and things.

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  23. Fantastic sequence of shots. Great seeing the flowers, birds and other shots from nature. I hope you have a happy Canada day.

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  24. So many beautiful scenes!I have wild roses growing in my little forest.

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  25. That is quite a collection and variety of sightings Gary.

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  26. Happy Canada Day! Great series of photos, I always enjoy your birds and the flowers and butterflies are pretty. Have a great week ahead!

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  27. wow. awesome shot is an understatement. just great.

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  28. Beautiful birds and flowers.

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  29. Superb captures as always, Gary, and I do love little "full cheeks"!! Beautiful flowers and birds and critters! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  30. Such a wonderful collection of flowers and birds photos. You're so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty and nature.

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  31. So much to see in your neck of the woods Gary. I always enjoy your slide show.

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  32. Your images are always enchanted! Love your world!!!
    Have a good week!

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  33. Happy Canada Day!

    What a lovely set of photos - and so many gorgeous wildflowers.

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  34. I don't know how you always manage to come up with such stunning shots. Love the flowers in 'nature's garden' and the smell of wild roses makes me desperate to see your part of the world.

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  35. Gorgeous, Gary!
    Loves every picture...
    Warm greeting from Holland,
    Anna :))

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  36. I always enjoy ur series, i wish i could have lived in a place like urs...

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  37. Lovely! I wish I'd see cedar waxwings around here. I've always thought they were beautiful birds.

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  38. Oh such wonderful wild nature photos. I feel like a was there with you. Wonderful seeing your part of the world.

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  39. I saw your beautiful video and also read that you lost your good friend Boomer. I am so sorry for you always went hiking with him.He will always be with you in thoughts and memories.

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  40. Beautiful photos, the beauty of the flora and fauna! Best regards.

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  41. Happy Canada Day. Little Mr Full Cheeks is lovely :)

    Hazel

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  42. A great series of photos - I especially like the Geese flying over and the yellow water Lilies.

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  43. I can hear the kingbird and the warbler singing, I swear! Wonderful pictures. (I would never skip directly to the slideshow because there is a small chance I'll retain some of your knowledge by reading the captions on your beautiful pictures.) Beautiful birds and flowers, isn't this a wonderful time of year? Thanks as always.

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  44. Very beautiful of both birds and nature!
    Sometimes it looks the same in Sweden.
    Greetings Pia

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  45. beautiful flowers, birds and others... great snapshot!!!

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  46. more beautiful images from you. I love seeing the wildflowers.
    Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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  47. amazing photos! a few of them pass thru my neck of woods.

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  48. The nature's garden photo is my favorite. I love the yellow trefoil and wild roses and butterfly. Great series! :)

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  49. so many beautiful photos Gary; the redstart and kingbird were two of my favourites

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  50. Great series of best pictures collections! Nice post.

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  51. It's so beautiful there! Like Eden! So gorgeous with all the birds and flowers and butterflies. I can see why you love it so. Happy Canada Day! I think the Warbler is singing O Canada! :-)

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  52. Back again. I think your thrush is a Veery.

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  53. The birds are wonderful as always; and you have spectacular wildflowers. Beautiful in the slideshow!

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