I took a couple of days off from the blog, but continued to hike the river. These photos are from a hike along the abandoned track on the west side of the river. The photo on the right is just above the rapids.
The river is high and the rapids are running full tilt. I never shoot these rapids at a slow shutter speed to make them look syrupy as it plays down the danger of the river. A boy was drown this weekend in the river, which is not a rare occurrence, as I have said before the locals are very uncomfortable with a wilderness forest and very few are equipped with the swimming skills to handle the river.
|Main Channel Rapids
The Vermilon is filled with small islands and the rapids circle this one. But what's interesting is the tiger lilies on that little island.
|Female Brewer's Blackbird?
|Female Rusty Blackbird??
I'm soft on identifying all these backbirds especially the females, which you don't see much of so if anybody wants to help jump in.
I found a small flock of Cedar Waxwings who hung around with me for a while. I'll post their photos to WBW on Wednesday.
Surprisingly enough, Chipmunks are hard to find. I think because it is a wilderness and they rank low on the food chain. But this guy co-operated.
There are a lot of different dragonflies, so be prepared to look at them. This guy looked particularly intense.
|Another Unknown Insect.
There was so much going on that I'll have to do part two on Sky Watch Friday.
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