Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Warbler's Gathering At The Vermilon River.

Just a few things. There is an attack of leaf miners here, which will preclude a vibrant fall forest. Apparently it happens every ten years or so. You'll see it in the birch in the photos.I'll keep in touch about it. Opposite: A Practice Session.
Click any photo for the slide show.
Gull in flight

Over-ripening berries. There is still lots of food available and the wild sunflowers are out as well, as you'll see below.
Hidden Sparrow

This whole section shows the antics of Chickadees. When you have a number of Chickadees, you'll have warblers, because they feed on the same thing.









Wild Asters





As I said the Wild Sunflowers are out in clearings and in the woods.

Already picked by the birds.



This whole section is the flock of warblers that accompanied the Chickadees. I put it like this to give you some idea of the fun, and difficulty of shooting a bunch of well fed, playful birds in a thick forest.It becomes a game of which one to concentrate on. At first, I thought this was a vireo, but he's way too small. Courtesy of Warblers of Ontario, which posts immatures as well as matures, he's a Blackpoll Warbler. I won't label each photo.











I think these are immature Yellow-Rumps. See the last photo in the series for the Rump shot.
Black-throated Blue Warblers.

















Wild Chicory

Woodland Phlox

Unknown

One of the golden rods

Hidden Geese

In the heat some of the flowers and shrubs are re blooming. Honeysuckle.
Sparrow

Sparrow

Bluebells

Fireweed seeds

Geese on wetlands.

Goat's Beard

Golden rod

Honeysuckle

With the warming temperatures out came the butterflies. I have seen very few monarchs this year, but look at this guy.





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64 comments:

  1. what a wonderful selection of great shots of birds, flowers and butterflies.

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  2. beautiful autumnal scenes! that black-throated blue warbler is HANDSOME!

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  3. Some beautiful butterfly's you have over there and the birds are something else

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  4. Beautiful assortment of birds and butterflies!

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  5. That's a mighty fine post! You managed to get a lot of good images of the warblers playing in the woods.

    Thank you for sharing your season!

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  6. another pack-full of great nature shots Gary; enjoyed every one.

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  7. Beautiful bird pics, my favourite, the wee sparrow looking over his shoulder, super flowers, and identification, as always. I so enjoy your comments and photo series, and the many birds, testament to your photography skills. Cheers from Jean.

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  8. Great photos
    Regards
    If you spare few moments, please visit my new post The Lion’s Fort – Sinhagad Fort

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  9. Wonderful shots! I didn't know that about warblers and chickadees. I see plenty of chickadees, but don't see a lot of warblers...will have to watch more closely!

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  10. Your photos are wonderful and beautiful! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Those sweet little Chickadees! Sorry for my tardiness. Monday my bad knee gave way to a full Medial Meniscus tear and I am having Arthroscope done to help ease pain this Tuesday...doing life ;)

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  12. Amazing!!! Not only the birds, but ALL of your nature shots!! Superb. [I don't think I've ever seen a hickory blossom...didn't realize they're so 'blue'!!]

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  13. Fabulous series of photos! I especially enjoyed the butterflies. Have a great Sunday!

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  14. Always exciting to follow your blog with a unique diversity, once again shows you great pictures of birds, insects, and nature.

    Ottar

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  15. They are so much fun to watch while feeding and flitting about.

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  16. wonderful photos from flowers, butterflies & birds.

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  17. °º✿♫
    °º✿ Olá!
    º° ✿✿
    Linda série de fotos, bonita, com muita delicadeza.
    Os pássaros são tão pequenos e tão fotos!!!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ♫° ·.¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

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  18. Love the flora and fauna around there. Fantastic series here.

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  19. You love in such a lovely area so full of wildlife, Gary. These are beautiful shots.

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  20. These are all great shots. I love chickadees and you caught them so well. Also enjoyed the other birds, butterflies and variety of scenes. I'm sorry about the leaf miners.

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  21. I do love the birds, the flowers and the butterflies!! Terrific captures as always and such a delightful variety of all! Thanks for sharing, Gary! Have a great week!

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  22. Always wonderful to see your nature scenes. I love chickadess and wild flowers. Happy week ahead.

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  23. great shots. you do have a knack for nature photography.

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  24. wonderful set of images from your world.

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  25. The variety of birds there is amazing! Could the yellow flowers be yellow flax or mallow, Gary?

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  26. I love these excellent catches, wonderful nature, great!

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  27. Gary, wonderful collection of birds. The flowers are pretty and the butterflies. Beautiful series, have a happy week!

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  28. Enjoyed the butterflies and all those colourful wild flowers.

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  29. Always amazing the shots you take ~ beautiful nature photography~ carol, xo

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  30. Love the wild admiral you caught! And love the last shot of the wild sunflowers (didn't even know sunflowers also came in a wild form), and the chicory! Have a terrific week, Gary:)

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  31. Still looks so summery. Lovely series of shots.

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  32. Indeed, a great set of your photographs! enjoying you post...

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  33. Eine w u n d e r s c h ö n e
    Fotoserie!
    Schöne Woche wünscht,
    Luis

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  34. Very cute bird pictures (nothing for my cats,lol)

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  35. A great series, the butterflies are lovely!

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  36. What an amazing blog post. My favourite was the stunning Black-throated Blue Warbler. From Findlay

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  37. Wonderful selection of photos, Gary!

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  38. Gary, I always, ALWAYS enjoy your posts!!!

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  39. Many gorgeous shots of your world, Gary.

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  40. Oh wonderful photos .... I loved seeing your monarch as I saw none... Not one egg to raise.... So sad as their population crashed and in other butterfly counts were 50% smaller.... Your monarch is a female... Females have thicker bands and males have a black scent spot on their hind wings... Michelle

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  41. Your bird photos are second to none!

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  42. Soar to the skies ye winged creatures!

    Hazel

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  43. Wonderful shots - how is autumn going?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  44. That hidden sparrow and sunflowers are exceptional!

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  45. Beautiful images. We have tons of Chickadees also. Two kinds here--the Chestnut backed and the Black capped. I love 'em. I like the warblers too and what a sweet looking Sparrow. MB

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  46. Such beautiful birds and butterflies. I loved the chickadee series (I adore them) and the warblers are birds I don't ever see any more.

    I don't know what a leaf miner is, so I will go visit Mr Google (or Ms Wikipedia) as soon as I leave here. Back later for the slideshow.

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  47. Awesome nature photography! So beautifull.

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  48. Nice menagerie of nature photos. As always.

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  49. Amazing beauty and how blessed you are to view so many Warbler species, as well as the darling Chickadees. They all look happy with the fruit they are eating~

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  50. Gorgeous images, Gary! I love your Warblers!

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  51. Hi Gary. I just came by to say we miss you....hope all is well. I notice something wrong with the comments on your last post, so I wonder if your site has been compromised in some way. I hope not. My feedly doesn't seem the same without your great posts.

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