|A Few Clouds, But Generally Bright|
|Now these Cumulus are building and Darkening.|
Starting off it was a bright day with a few clouds, but as the day went on the clouds built up and darkened, a hint of the next few days when we actually had a rain storm warning. But we're going to continue because we've got cabin fever, and a fair distance to cover along side the west side of the river on the abandoned rail track.
|The upper river.|
|Male Purple Finch|
|Female Hairy Woodpecker|
We were not about to leave without a fairwell to our crow. By the way the river scene is from the upper river just indicating the lack of ice. We won't be going that way today. We'll cut across an active track and use a RR maintenance road which is always good for something and sometimes a bear. This time we got the Purple Finch and the female Hairy Woodpecker, not a bad beginning. After them the trail went quiet and I thought bear, but Boom didn't pick up a scent at all.
|Canada Geese In Flight|
|Geese in Flight|
As the river was coming in sight these Canada Geese came tearing in honking all the time.
A Post to Skywatch Friday @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/ I'll post Part 2 to Camera Critters and Scenic Sunday.
Great shots I love tree fungus it is an art in itself. You are lucky to live where you do. BReplyDelete
i just always adore your crow guide. what a beauty! and i love sparrows of all kinds. :)ReplyDelete
I know that cabin fever feeling! Gorgeous skies Gary, and a great hike, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Ah, yes! I can relate to cabin fever as well! Thanks for the hike! Your photos are superb as always! Love the shots of the birds, they are so beautiful! Always lovely clouds and skies! Hope you and Boomer have a great weekend, Gary!ReplyDelete
Beautiful skies and wildlife. I love the fat little Crow and the many Sparrows.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking us all along with you and Boomer on this walk!
That was a good hike for wildlife viewing even if you didn't see a bear.ReplyDelete
Great collection of photos from your hike, the wildlife is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with SWF.ReplyDelete
What riches today, Gary.ReplyDelete
Terrific skies, that wonderful water scene and plenty of birds.( Lucky you! You know what I'm on about :-)
You had a great outing.
Gorgeous skies and birds. Happy skywatching!ReplyDelete
I'm glad there was no bear. :) Great shots of the birds.ReplyDelete
Nice shots, Gary, particularly of the preening gull. The aparrow with the rusty crown,the eye stripe and the plain chest is an American Tree Sparrow. The bicolored bill is a dead giveaway.ReplyDelete
you go on wonderful trails. you see and capture a lot of pretty birds.ReplyDelete
Bet Crow thinks you're its people.ReplyDelete
You have the most amazing hikes. I am inspired to travel your way!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous skies and birds! I especially love the purple finch and sparrows.ReplyDelete
This was a lovely walk and my favourite bird here is the red headed sparrow.ReplyDelete
Which one is Boom's favourite?
Hello Garry - I promise you that this stupid shopping cart is going to dissapear from this place. Thank you for your kind comment. Your many birds and skyes and even fungus are amazing. Among birds I choose sparrow. But where is Boomer?ReplyDelete
Great photos Gary. Really like that Sparrow.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful shot of the woodpecker!ReplyDelete
I love your photos; especially the little finch.ReplyDelete
Great shots. Those skies look like they could have been taken from an airplane. And of course the birds are nice to see!ReplyDelete
Really beautiful pictures! Nice to see the bird taking a bath :)ReplyDelete
No ice? Is spring finally there? Lovely blue skies!ReplyDelete
Really nice hike along the tracks--thanks for taking us along. Your bird captures are a delight, including your Crow [some of my favorite feathered friends]. Lovely day from start to finish.ReplyDelete
Really lucky Buttons!!ReplyDelete
Boomer now has it that only one crow is on the property at a time, texwisgirl.ReplyDelete
Thanks ubberhund and you're welcome anytime.ReplyDelete
We've been looking for them Martha.ReplyDelete
Thanks joco and I read your views of blogging. Very good.ReplyDelete
But we're looking for some EGW.ReplyDelete
Thanks Hilke for the ID.ReplyDelete
That's true PC.ReplyDelete
He does EcoRover. But Boom has restricted visits to one crow at a time.ReplyDelete
See you soon Dawn.ReplyDelete
Boom is really that partial, Birgitta.ReplyDelete
Look, at the next post Marias.ReplyDelete
Thanks Adam and they are attractive.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mama Zen.ReplyDelete
It took a lot of shots to get that Finch Joyful.ReplyDelete
Just from the ground Al.ReplyDelete
Thanks Fjallripan and welcome to the blog.ReplyDelete
No,ladyfi, we had snow last night and this morning. For ice see the next post.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pearl Maple.ReplyDelete
your photography is really stunning!ReplyDelete
i've always been in awe of your photography skills.
(popping over to your site via Dianne AZ'.)
Great shots of the geese and inmature sparrow. The preening gull is a treat, I always like to see the water droplets fly. Hi to Boomer.
Thanks Betty, but the equipment and the wildlife do most of the work.ReplyDelete
I like action shots too Guy!!ReplyDelete
nice shots of the gull. :)ReplyDelete
You have lots of nice birds where you live.
Beautiful skies and all the photos of the birds are excellent. You have some great country to take photos of. Mickie :)ReplyDelete
I love all of your bird shots. Makes me want to get outside and get some decent photos!ReplyDelete