Sunday, October 23, 2011

The East Track Beaver Pond of The Vermilon River.

Beaver Pond with Mist Rising.
This hike is in effect a continuation of my previous post as the Beaver Pond is on the east track. But in this section of the abandoned track,only the graveled roadbed remains. I was early and the mist is still rising. You'll notice when it clears. Not all the photos are from this hike. Click on a photo and it'll turn into a slide show. Just a note: I'm not sure whether the Ducks are Ring-necked or Scaup. I'll do some more checking. But whatever it's is a first for me. AN ADDITION: I got a confirmation from Michael at NWO Birds of the ducks as Ring-necked.Wowee!!! rare for the area.

This is a post to Scenic Sunday @ and My World Tuesday @
Beaver Lodge with mist in the Tree Line.

West End Of Pond.

Water Fall Linking Wetlands.

Rock Face Overlooking Wetland.

Yellow Lilies.

Web with Dew.

Ducks in Mist At East End Of Beaver Pond.

 Blue-winged Teals Take Flight In Mist. 

Male & Female Ring- Necked Duck

Duck  Family



Beaver in Mid Pond.

Red-Winged Blackbird.

Red-winged Blackbird In Tree.

Geese Landing

Completed Landing.


Eastern Swallowtail.


  1. beautiful shots, gary! especially loved seeing the ring-necked ducks, the loon, and the duck family! :)

  2. Just gorgeous, Gary. I always taking hikes with you and your camera. Love the web.

  3. Your photography is striving out, all of them are good, but, I like especially the "Loon", it is amazing.

  4. Nature! <3

    You're amazing.. the shots says it all!

    Visiting you from Scenic Sunday.
    High Land Escapades

  5. Fantastic Gary, ducks, loons, beavers! You've got it all up there! I enjoyed your hike!

  6. Hi Gary

    Wow both parts of your hike, the scenery and the wildlife are amazing. You really convey a sense of what it was like to be out on that trail.

    A great post.

    Hi to Boomer.


  7. You live in such a beautiful part of the world and your photos are great. I loved the loon!

  8. Great shots! I do love the dewy spider web.

  9. we do have some beautiful countryside don't we? I too love the spider web photo.


  10. Beautiful shots of the place, very scenic.

  11. Always love your hikes, Gary! What a beautiful world you do have! I, too, love the ducks and loons and the web! Fantastic! Incredible captures as always! Have a great week!


  12. So many great images of wildlife in a natural setting … but I was most impressed by the clarity of the wonderful web draped on the branches of a tree. :)

  13. What lovely autumn shots! I love that dewy web.

  14. Wonderful, I love how you photographed these birds.

  15. °º♫
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    Que linda série de fotos... as três primeiras fotos são maravilhosas... estou encantada com a terceira...
    Boa semana!
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  16. Love the variety of sights in your wild outdoors! Beautiful photos!

  17. Hi there - would really like to see beavers in the wild! They are such an iconic creature.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  18. Beautiful photo's as usual, I love the spiders web, they look fantastic covered in dew or frost. Your hikes seem to be taking a rather wet aspect now! One question, about Boomer, does he have to wear that muzzle all the time? I hope not.

  19. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Hope you enjoyed the Hike. Boom & Gary.