Monday, July 29, 2013

More Views Of the Vermilon River.

I had intended a more political post in favour of nature, and the dying world wide wilderness expressed so well in some recent publications,but the sheer photographic opportunities in the hikes of past week, despite the weather, perhaps show what a sustainable wilderness is.
Opposite: Cormorant In Flight.

A post to: Id Rather Be BirdinOur World TuesdayWBW. And of course the Vernilon River Video, A Hike To Mystic Lake.







Downy

Female Red-winged Black Bird

Butterfly?



At this time of year, the young begin to mature and drive me crazy with identification. So here goes. A young Redstart, I think.
Milkweed

Song Sparrow.

Unknown

Red-eyed Vireo

Cormorant In Flight.

Bluebells?

Chicory

Merganser and young.

Downy

Female Yellow-throat

Goslings and parents.

Goldfinch

Immature Redstart.

Male Yellow throat

Posing Female Yellow throat

Female Red winged Blackbird.

Red-eyed Vireo

Song Sparrow.

Female Common Yellow-throat.

Great Blue in flight.

Goldfinch

Mourning cloak

Male Common Yellow-throat

Female Common Yellow-throat.

Red Dragonfly

Red-eyed Vireo

Downy

Female Yellow-throat

Female Yellow throat

Immature Redstart?

A Gaggle of Geese.

Otters

Downy

Great Blue in flight

Female Yellow-throat

Immature Redstart?

Female Yellow-throat

Geese

Immature Redstart.

Same


Same

Biedsfoot Trefoil-almost gone now.

White Admiral

Chicory

Viper's Bugloss

Song Sparrow.

Dandelion

Dragonfly

Female Yellow-throat

Fireweed

Female Yellow-throat

Geese

Ring-necked ducks in back

Goldfinch

Great Blue in Flight

Gull

Mourning Cloak

Chestnut-side Warbler

Male Yellow throat

Mallard in Flight.

Meadowsweet

Merganser and Duckling


Gemale Yellow-throat

Dragonfly

Viper's Bugloss

Wild Wood Lilies

60 comments:

  1. A great serie of photos, very interesting to study!

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  2. Wow, so many gorgeous pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog and identifying the Cedar Waxwings for me.

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  3. HI What a wonderful selection of great photos. I especially loved the Merganser with its chick as I have never seen a chick before here. Have a great weekend.

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  4. some beautiful blooms! the mergansers made me smile! :)

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  5. Intriguing series of photos capturing your world at this time of year. The names of birds fascinate me. The redstart seems to have a predominance of yellow on the tail feathers?

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  6. beautiful surrounds you walk Gary and find an abundance of nature and its bounty every time; much enjoyed

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  7. I love all the birds and dragonflies! Gorgeous collection of images, Gary!

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  8. What a wonderful variety of all types of nature! Beautiful!

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  9. Your usual brilliant collection Gary!

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  10. That was quite an enjoyable trip (even though you weren't a 100% sure about some)! What an elegant bird the Bittern is! A great capture of the red dragonfly - never seen the red one, and the flowers are all so beautiful, in particular the milkweed and the chicory!

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  11. hm, I thoguht the Bittern was a Cormorant.

    Love athe Whire Admiral. :) Havn´t seen any of the Red ones yet. :(

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  12. I would find it extra difficult to pick one as my favourite, every one super. Love the gaggle, and the flowers. super focusing, and many hours of patient waiting for that perfect shot. Fond greetings from Jean

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  13. Wonderful series! I especially love the woodpecker and the geese.

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  14. Lovelly pictures.
    Thank you for sharing :)

    Greetings from Huldra in Norway :)

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  15. Those young birds and the adults in molt can really give you fits! That's a Double-crested Cormorant in flight, going away of course (that seems to be my most frequent point of view).

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  16. So wishing I could spot a female redwinged blackbird And LOVE the color of the Bugloss!

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  17. You have amazing flora and fauna by the river. And so's your photography. Btw you helped me identify a species of flowers I had seen during one of my trips but couldn't recognize. Now I know them to be Viper's Bugloss :)

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  18. awesome shots.... very amaze looking at those birds!

    Amiko

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  19. Great captures of your eyes and camera. lovely series.

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  20. Estupendas imagenes..muy bonitas...un abrazo desde Murcia...

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  21. You certainly find nature's beauty on your hikes, Gary.

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous shots of nature, Gary! Love those ones that were in hiding..You have great eyes!

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  23. Superb captures of all the winged critters and beautiful flowers, Gary, as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty! What wonderful hikes you do have indeed! Have a great week!

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  24. Very pretty photos. Don't get me started on the political stuff, I think we're destroying our planet and our civilization's remaining time is in the few decades at most.

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  25. Thanks for sharing your days out - bluebells look like a type of campanula
    Take care
    Cathy
    visiting from Our World

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  26. Birds are definitely getting harder to identify as the adults moult and the young start to mature.

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  27. Beautiful capture, nice photos! Saludos.

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  28. Beautiful views of summer in your part of the world!

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  29. What a feast, these photos! Thank you, Gary.

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  30. All very beautiful - I especially like the gaggle of geese!

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  31. Fantastic beautiful series of pics!

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  32. Impressive collection of images of Nature, beautiful colors!

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  33. Great array of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and plants, marvelous Gary.

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  34. The baby birds are sweet when they are so downy. I love the pictures of the dragonflies. Thanks for sharing your world! Thank you for comment on my blog and all the best from Sweden!

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  35. I love all those beautiful bird. Such beautiful photography

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  36. Ein sehr schöner Bilderbogen!!
    Schönen Gruß,
    Luis

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  37. Another wonderful series Gary. I love the dragonfly.

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  38. Beautiful birds and flowers, so many of them.

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  39. Nature certainly does have its strengths to survive. The sheer beauty of your part of the world makes me feel that we don't give credit where it's due. Your photos are absolutely fabulous.

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  40. I love the way you just drop a otter into the middle of the post - that would be a year long highlight for me!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: I added another image to the WBW - I forgot last night!

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  41. A remarkable array of photos Gary, a pleasure to view them.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  42. Again, a most enjoyable array of photo shares Gary!

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  43. That was really a nice series!
    So many good photos from your world!
    Greetings Pia

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  44. always enjoy your bird shots, but I am particularly enjoying the summer wildflowers.
    Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  45. The young birds are driving me crazy also. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. cheers.

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  46. Wonderful birds and butterflies, Gary, and the occasional shot of the Downy Woodpecker made me laugh.
    Really enjoyed this trip through your part of the country.
    K

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  47. A terrific series! I know what you mean by trying to identify the fledglings LOL

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  48. Your pictures and documentation of your hikes should go far toward helping people to realize what we have and how we need to treasure and maintain it. If only everyone could see it as you do!

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  49. I love that great blue silhouette!

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  50. Gary,It warms my heart that you have such a healthy and abundant amount of birds/wildlife in your area.
    Give Boomer a nice pat for me. :)

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  51. hello, Gary! I hope you do mind that I linked up your blog to my latest post as one of my favorite blogs to follow.
    Eileen

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