All these photos were shot on the west side of the River on Wednesday, a bright cold day, as you can see from the ice build up in the rapids. But the weather is up and down, as the forecast for today is 6C and for tommorow a balmy 9C.
Similarly just above the rapids, ice is forming in the little bays and inlets created by the meandering river.
But the Vermilon never really freezes as these geese seem to realize. I think they're from further North, and are just building up to migrate.
There is too much motion blur in this photo, but I'm always fascinated by the way these guys take off from a floating start. Look at the amount of water displacement.
Catching them in flight was a bit like a naval anti-aircraft gunner must have felt before the invention of electronic equipment.
The crows inhabit the east side, and the Ravens rule the river banks. My home Crows accompany Boomer, and I on our walks but only so far. They avoid Raven territory. You can tell this is a Raven by the wedge shape to his tail
This is the same male Redpoll in both shots. These guys are also hard to get good photos of as they're flighty.
A post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/ and Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/ Click on the photos for the slide show. Happy Thanksgiving to all American readers.
beautiful waters - even semi-frozen. and love those gorgeous redpolls...ReplyDelete
Love the pictures of Canada gees :0) Lovely shots :0)ReplyDelete
Beautiful ice shots. Seems so early. It's still warm and sunny down here. I guess I'll be enjoying winter vicariously through your pictures.ReplyDelete
Amazing photos Gary -- that is new to me about how to tell Ravens from crows -- I've heard a lot of theories, but now I will look for a wedge-shaped tail for a raven. thanks for the beautiful walk!ReplyDelete
Lindas fotografias... onde moro não cai neve e nem há congelamento de rios ou lagos...ReplyDelete
FELIZ DIA DE AÇÃO DE GRAÇAS!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Amazing to see Gary... wonderful captures.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos, I just love all the birds. The first two shots gives me goosebumps. Happy SKywatching!ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures Gary!ReplyDelete
So loverly to see...
Have a happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Beautiful shots, love the birds.ReplyDelete
Oh wow love these photos!ReplyDelete
The ice on the rapids is wonderful and the flying birds especially the ravens are very very impressive. I loved this post.
Regards to Boomer.
Fantastic shots of the birds in flight!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Especially the photos of the birds in flight.ReplyDelete
All that ice mede me feel as I was freezing...LOL...No, I'm just Kiding...the photos are amazing!ReplyDelete
I admire you!
I love ice sculptures. Great shots at these birds flying. Greetings.ReplyDelete
Those birds in flight -wow! Amazing shots.ReplyDelete
Love all the shots.
Have a great weekend.
Great collection of nature studies including those free form ice sculptures, have a great weekend and thanks for your kind commentsReplyDelete
Das sind Raphael und YvonneNovember 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM
Very nice collection of pictures! Beautiful nature and bird shots!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne and Raphael
Looks pretty darn chilly Gary! A lovely collections of shots! The geese in flight are amazing.ReplyDelete
sooo cold! :) But great shots, like that redpoll!ReplyDelete
I like the geese taking off (the motion blur adds atmosphere to it) - and the birds in flight. Great collection.ReplyDelete
Hi there - great set of shots - liked the icy grass shot. Winter not really with you yet I take it?ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Australia
Great images! First two are my favorite here. I can feel the movement, dynamics, speed.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots, but it does look cold there, brrrr!!! Winter is almost upon on, but it brings a beauty all its own too. Mickie :)ReplyDelete