Friday, September 20, 2013

More Playing At The Vermilon River

The weather is all over the place with temperatures of 3C(about40F) to muggy,warm, and then rain. That accounts for the fog opposite, and the odd combination of critters. The birch,below,despite the infestation produced seed creating more food for the birds. This is a long post so use the slide show. I initially intended to comment on political happenings here with our PM continuing to look sleazy, and crooked. I think more people are waking up to what he and his party really are. I think even the resource companies are recognizing what a loser they bought, and are desperately afraid, for Shell Canada donated to a Birds Canada project. I still am amazed they took the money. Even  CN (RR) gave here for a supposed green project. Again too little too late in all cases.To the latest from the NRA in the US, in their move to equip young people with guns. I don't know why Congress doesn't just pass a law requiring every US citizen to have three automatic long rifles with banana clips, and at least two automatic handguns with a hundred rounds for each from birth. This should help the only growing industry in the US. But I lack the room to go on.



Birch seed pods


Posing Chipmunk

Hiding Chipmunk

The warblers are still here and hanging out in large flocks, some in mature colours and others in immature form. Opposite a Black-throated Blue Warbler.
A post to Id Rather B BirdinOur World Tuesday and WBW.
Blaclpoll Warbler

Chickadee

Nashville Warbler

Same

Imm. Yellow-rump



Yellow Rump


Blackpoll headon

Yellow-rump






Yellow rump showing patch of yellow.



This sequence shows a male Goldfinch cleaning off a birch seed pod in the same fashion as we eat a cob of corn.


Geese

Wild  sun flowers

Unknown



Sun flowers with feeding insects

Wild Chicory

Goat's Beard

Mourning Cloak. When it warms up, out come the butterflies.Or is that butterfly's?
Face to face with a Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Mourning Cloak in the sun

I could'nt get this Clouded Sulphur to stay still, so I shot him in flight. In the second photo his wing is in the downstroke.
On the downstroke

At last, rest.

White Admiral

Cabbage White


Face to face Mourning Cloak

Michelle told me in the last post that the monarch population was down 50 percent.
Red Darner

White Admiral

Cabbage White

I have said before that I don't see many sandpipers. I think because the shores offer too may hidding places. I think this guy is an immature,because of the stubby tail.





Turkey Vulture.


And of course here lies a story. The red squirrel is in a stand of Black Spruce travelling the upper branches. If small branches get in the way he nibbles them off. There are some dogs,with people,in the area crashing through the undergrowth. The female, a Rottweiler, didn't even sense me until she was virtually on top of me,and only then, when I spoke to her leaving her completely bewildered.








Geese

An out of sequence shot

50 comments:

  1. you get some beautiful warblers. butterflies, too. love the chippies, though!

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  2. Wonderfull fotos fauna and flora in post very interesting.
    Best regard from Belgium

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  3. Excellent series of photos as always but I have to love the chipmunk

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  4. As usual, I am in awe of your wildlife photographs.

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  5. Lots of birds there. Enjoyed your intro thoughts too.

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  6. Lovely warblers, chipmunks and butterflies shots. I love the flowers too!

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  7. Your photos are always a joy to see, Gary! Love your butterfly shots!

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  8. Wonderful birds ... Started to say wonderful post, but that's not exactly the right way to describe your sad words. I tend to assume that everything is always OK 'up North' while it certainly isn't down here. I know better, just hate to be reminded. I want there to be some perfect place somewhere.

    Off to ooh and aah over your slide show now.

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  9. All your warbler images...fantastic. You must have such a wonderful secret how to capture them so beautifully. Me...I can hardly find them in my lens 90% of the time, they flit around so swiftly.

    That chipmunk series is so adorable.

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  10. HI What a wonderful post of great photos of birds, flowers, squirrel and yes it is butterflies.

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  11. Super series Gary.Love the warbler shots.

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  12. Your comments about the state of things up your ways and your suggestions for our pathetic non-functioning government seemingly controlled by the NRA really touched home. I think your idea for us is clever and shows great insight. Your pictures were awesome as always. For 4 months I have missed out due to a dead computer and not being able to decide on what to replace it with. Loved seeing the chipmunk and the red squirrel. What a treat. Maybe I will see a red squirrel up close and personal. That would be a thrill. genie

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  13. Beautiful slide show, Gary. I love your mixed flock of little guys and it's always wonderful to see the geese flying overhead. Lovely wildflowers and butterflies too.

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  14. Very nice selection of photos showing us what's going on in your part of the world, Gary.

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  15. Another wonderful series Gary... you see some amazing wildlife.
    Many thanks for your kind words.

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  16. Gary, that wonderful parade of migrants continues! Great shots, Love the flowers and butterflies as well.

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  17. Fabulous series of your beautiful photographs..
    Such nice find the place to take the photographs...

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  18. Awesome shots! You have so many lovely birds in your area!

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  19. Hi Gary

    I enjoyed your comments, the array of butterflies you had were great even if they are a bit tattered this time of year and you had some stunning wablers. The feeding Goldfinch was a joy to see.

    Guy

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  20. Fantastic pictures of beautiful birde and squirrels!!
    Interesting!!

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  21. Beautifully captured, my favorite is the Chipmunk, wonderful colors in these beautiful pictures!

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  22. Such an interesting post! The chipmunk is sooo cute! Thank you for sharing!!

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  23. Wonderful, colorful birds and critters! Terrific captures as always, Gary! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow! Magnificent nature photography ~ impressive ~ carol ^_^

    ps. am not able to comment on your G+ sight ~ -even though I supposedly have a G+ account ~ glad I can here !

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  25. I envy you! I can´t even find this amount of critters in two months. :(

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  26. A fabulous series Gary - the posing Chipmunk and Monarch butterfly get my vote. Thanks for sharing

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  27. You were very snap happy for this post and I think these are some of your best photos yet!

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  28. You've got some great wildlife in your area! Nice shots!

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  29. Gary, I totally agree with your impression of the NRA controlling the government here. It is sad! Onto the brighter side of things, I love your birds, flowers and butterflies. Gorgeous post and photos.!

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  30. Beautiful photos, and so much wildlife!

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  31. What wildlife you seem to have around you! Beautiful shots!

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  32. Just on the cusp of a new season and all kinds of weather is on our doorstep. I always enjoy viewing your range of photos.

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  33. what a wonderful collection and series of critters ... the chipmunks (something i don't see down here) brought a smile to my face. i do wish the people populating the world were *perfect* ... alas, not so. probably why Mother Nature and her world bring us such joy.

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  34. The goldfinch shots are great! And dont get me started on my government! They have been in power less than one month and they are already telling outrageous lies and banning the reporting of things they disagree with.

    I feel the urge to become some form of citizen journalist coming on!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  35. Always enjoy your series! I wonder what you said to the squirrel, that made her/him leave confused? it's butterflies (because it's plural -
    it would be a butterfly's wing, when using 's) hope I'm not leaving you confused, lol.
    By the way, thanks for visiting my watercolor about Cinque Terre at my artblog - I appreciate it:)

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  36. This post is filled with the joy of life!

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  37. Scenic collection of your photographs..such great post love it.

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  38. What a terrific post Gary! How wonderful it must be to live in an area surrounded by nature's beauty!

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  39. Looking and reading your posts is like looking at my Sibley's book. Your photography is always awesome. Thanks for all you share with us. genie

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  40. I do love your critters! Amazing.
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  41. Great post Gary. Your Warblers are terrific however the image of the post is certainly the posing Chipmonk

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  42. Great post, Gary! I love the wide variety of nature & wildlife you share.

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  43. Your bird shots are so adorable and fantastic. I can't believe the butterflies are still out at this time of year.

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