Saturday, August 17, 2013

Playing with Immatures At the Vermilon River.

 This post is loaded with photos,so I'll keep copy to a minimum. The forest is filled with berries, so the food supply is incredible for all the wildlife, bird and four legged. There are also a lot of immatures around, which you'll see in this post. Opposite: Mystic Lake, one of the uninhabited Lakes that lies over the ridge to the east.


Blueberries

A cocky little Sparrow.

Dogbane
Remember click any photo for the slideshow.
Female Mallard

Evening Primrose

Wood Ducks



Warblers normally feed on the abundant insect supply. But as you'll see in this sequence. This Chestnut-sided Warbler is right into these berries. Of all of the berries you'll see, all are edible except one.That doesn't mean they all taste good though!!






 Chipmunks are ground squirrels,but this fellow is up a tree after the berries. Look at those cheeks!!
Again the cheeks

 In these two photos, he's cached his hoard.

Thistle

Toadflax

Red-eyed Vireo

Wild Iris.

Immature Redstart.

Nashville Warbler Immature

 This is the Northern Flicker out with an immature, almost fully grown.

He's not quite fully grown


Hiding Duck

Female Downy

 This sequence shows an immature Cedar Waxwing and his parents.



All three

Adult

An active teenager.



Immature Redstart

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Nashville Warbler

Vireo

 At first, I thought I had a small flock of sparrows,but they're either female or immature Purple Finch.






Vireo

My Little Sparrow again.

Thistle

Vireo

Unknown

Female Downy

This Red squirrel gave me quite the devil for coming so close. But you can't take a guy with a dirty face very seriously.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Uncertain?

Immature Redstart

The flock of Purple Finch playing.
Side View Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Immature Redstart

Bladder Campion

Dogwood Berries

Dragonfly

Female Downy

Canada Goose in reflection

Immature Redstart

Turkey Vulture

Tortoiseshell

Mountain Ash Berries, edible but very tart.

Nashville Warbler.

Thistle

I think these are Canada Mayflower Berries and they are poisonous.

Uncertain

Hiding Warbler.

White Admiral

At first, I thought this was a finch, but it's a warbler.
It's a Black-throated Green Warbler.

Same. A post to I'd Rather Be Birding,Our Worls Tuesday, and WBW.

68 comments:

  1. some happy berry eaters, there! :) love the white admiral! wow!

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  2. As ever wonderful photos but your sparrow is nothing like the ones in the UK

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  3. Gary, another super series, my pic, the family of the waxwings, one wonderful shot. Greetings from Jean

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  4. Love it all...waxwings are my favorite bird and to see the whole family is a miracle... those little warblers are loving the blueberries (and how cool they grow wild)... and I can almost hear that dirty-faced squirrel scolding you.

    Many smiles from your post as always.

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  5. Thanks for coming over to comment on my blog Gary. I had to look up Vermilon River and I see you're in the Sudbury area. I was there 2 years ago for the Ont. Hort. Assoc. convention and it was a nice drive. (I'm just south of Barrie)
    I always appreciate ID photos of immature birds because sometimes without the parents, they can be a bit of a mystery. Enjoyed your series of birds and blooms.
    Judith

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  6. A wonderful series of birds and berries. I don't know half those birds, but do enjoy seeing them.

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  7. Awesome post, Gary! You always find beautiful birds. And I love the butterflies and cute chipmunk. Great shots!

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  8. I enjoyed this series of shots, especially the Chipmunk, the berries and butterflies.

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  9. looks like a good growing and breeding season Gary.Your knowledge of the wild plants is tremendous.

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  10. well you never fall short on quota Gary; enjoyed it all and not going to single any one thing out from the great offerings; thanks Gary, well done

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  11. Loaded with pictures is correct - but they are great!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Wonderful photos! The chipmunk is adorable, but I enjoyed seeing everything else too.

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  13. Oh my gosh, you even know the IDs of the butterflies. I am so impressed with your knowledge of nature's gifts!! LOVE the chestnut sided warbler in the berries!!

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  14. Wonderful photos! The White Admiral Butterfly shot was great!

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  15. Great series...again. Love the Family Waxwing. Lots of "teenagers" around right now.

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  16. We have been constantly hearing the chatter of chipmunks. I like how you caught him in a tree.

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  17. Another great picture-fest Gary. Good to see there is so much food available for all the wildlife.

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  18. Great series beautiful photos.

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  19. Hi Gary

    What a lovely series of exceptional photos. This really displays the variety of wildlife in your area, it is so beautiful.

    Guy

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  20. Beautiful collection of pictures of both flora and fauna. Among the birds, I loved the picture of the cocky little sparrow the most :)

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  21. Such a fantastic collection indeed, beautiful birds, flowers, and blue, blue skies!! Yes, I like that cocky little sparrow, too, and the squirrels! Such wonderful inhabitants of your world! Have a great week, Gary!

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  22. Beautiful birds, very nice variety.

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  23. Great shots of the the diverse wildlife. I love seeing immature animals (except for some adult humans).

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  24. So many wonderful shots again Gary, but I have to say my favourite this week is the 'cocky little sparrow'. He's just framed so beautifully in the tree.

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  25. Your chipmonk is so much more attractive than our squirrel and how elegant is that waxwing. Great photos as always.

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  26. I'm glad to hear the berries are abundant this year! Hopefully the wildlife will have an easier winter than last. I have never seen a Milbert's Tortoiseshell. Cool!

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  27. Always amazed by the quality of your photos.

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  28. Well done. I really like the Chestnut-sided Warblers.

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  29. These pictures are very nice, great place to spend a lovely holiday! It's Paradise!

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  30. As always, such beautiful photos of a wildly beautiful part of the world!

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  31. Fantastic - that lake looks exquisite.

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  32. Thank you for another informative post.

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  33. Looks like you had a great day exploring! Love the mix of birds, critters and wildflowers :-)

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  34. Can't wait to go out picking blueberries and chanterelles in the woods!

    A lovely series of shots - I do love the ones of the chipmunk.

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  35. Wow, what the great series of the beautiful pictures! thanks so much "Gary" for visiting at my blog...

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  36. Hi! Nice captures. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I am amazed with your Photography..Nature has always appealed me a lot..I love everything about nature and your Photography makes them even more beautiful.. :-)

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  38. always wonderful to visit and see your nature pics - both animal, bird and flowers. Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  39. Beautiful, Gary! I especially enjoyed the wildflowers as I see many of the same here in Colorado.

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  40. Wow, tons of great captures, Gary. I admire you knowledge in zoology and ecology!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Yoshi

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  41. Amazing - and a special thankyou for the chipmunk photos, these guys are so cute!

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  42. A great series of photos. You see and record so many beautiful things from around where you live.

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  43. Can you believe that the fruit berries and fruit nuts are just about all ripe for the taking from wildlife...the season has moved by so swiftly. Delightfil share as always Gary. How is Boomer these days...give him a pat ;)

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  44. I think I already said that the berry-eating warblers were wonderful, but today I'm back to see the slide-show and OMG (as I am way to old to write)....people really need to view all your pictures that way, but especially these two...they are absolutely amazing --- and should be published (as all your photos probably should) in a nature journal somewhere. I've honestly never seen any better warbler photos.

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  45. I'd "favorite" this post if I knew how, Gary! So many photos of birds, wildflowers and other critters that I need to be on the look-out for. Thanks for taking the time to share all these finds!

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  46. Mystic Lake. I love mysterious names like that. Nature is mysterious too as in Canada Mayflower berries. Lovely but poisonous. I enjoyed the tour.

    Hazel

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  47. Love the chipmonks, they are so cute !

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  48. Beautiful as usual! Am out and about to pick berries for the jam now-no blueberries here but lots od blackberries.

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  49. Hi Gary... A marvelous collection of wildlife!!
    I loved seeing the Toad flax and the Bladder Champion plants which seem to be disappearing here where I am ,very sad!!
    The Tortoiseshell butterflies are so lovely colored, and that Cocky little Sparrow is a precious shot!!

    Grace

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  50. It's always a pleasure visiting with you Gary. That evening primrose really dazzles the eye. Of course all your photo shares never cease to be beautiful.

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  51. I feel as if I just returned from a terrific walk where I saw all manner of birds, flowers and wildlife!
    Thank you, Gary!
    It was truly a refreshing trip!

    Great pictures of the immature birds. Most of the warblers we see down here (Florida) in migration are already molted into their adult plumage.

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  52. Great group of nature shots Gary. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. cheers.

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  53. I found my way to your blog at last... Wonderful photos, that what I think!

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  54. Nice set of birds! I'm still waiting for the warblers to arrive here in NE Illinois. That last warbler and the "uncertain" one seem to be a Yellow-throated Warbler.

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  55. These young 'uns are pure delight. Thanks for these great shots.

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  56. You have been busy again Gary. Some great shots there.

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  57. Just awesome, I love the sequence Warbler Chestnut! Excellent photos!

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  58. what beautiful pictures and an amazing art of the world to live. I love your dog, he looks amazing :)

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  59. I bet that 'active teenager' could wear any parent to a frazzle. No wonder they let them leave the nest so quickly!! Only to start over again next season.

    Great photos Gary.

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  60. Beautiful sequence of bird shots.

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  61. Your posts are always awesome, Gary. The birds are amazing and the flowers that you add are so colorful.

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  62. Such variety Gary, and some super birds! Thank you for sharing.

    I hope that you and Boom are keeping well.

    Richard- over in UK

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  63. Great photos and scenery Gary. Thanks for sharing

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  64. The cocky little sparrow is so cute! And the female Downy has pretty feather pattern! Have a great weekend, Gary:)

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