Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cottage Birding

The cottage on Georgian Bay is in the middle of a nature reserve. That means it's well wooded.  It's not an easy place to get bird shots!
 
Bird feeders can't go up until the winter, as the black bears in the area love to snack on bird seed, and load up on calories in late summer for their big sleep! As much as I would love to get a photo of a bruin, I wouldn't want one on the front porch!
 
So, this is all I got. 
 
Yellow-throated Vireo

American Robin
 
 And on the water...
 Red-breasted Merganser
 
Juvenile Cormorant
  
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47 comments:

  1. So good to see you and your beautiful birds and such a perfect way to start a day!! And these are so very lovely indeed! Hope you have a great week, Karen!!

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  2. Beautiful series of photos. Something in the water that makes these birds looks elegant.

    Kim,USA

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  3. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  4. Great series though!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. still awesome shots of many i don't get to see!

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  6. The last one, super, all those muted colours go so well together. Greetings from Jean

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  7. They are again very nice photographed Karen.... well done.

    greetings, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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  8. These are lovely birds and photos. One of my favorites is the Merganser! Love the "do".

    Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  9. 'All' you got, would have me dancing for joy. Gorgeous things - and thank you. Though a bear would be nice too...

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  10. Beautiful shots of critters!

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  11. Great shots- I'm still looking for the Robin's other foot!

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  12. Beautiful shots. I love the first two. I would take your time with the bird feeders....bears aren't that fun to have hanging around in your yard

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  13. Definitely wonderful shots of the beautiful birds! ~
    carol, xo

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  14. These are really wonderful, Karen!

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  15. Lovely shots of these birds. Have a great week.

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  16. Love these pictures!! Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  17. Terrific captures! The American Robin has folded the other leg I guess.

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  18. Great photos of the birds. I love the little yellow-throated Vireo. I don't believe we have them here.

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  19. Good spotting with the first one, he is well hidden. Love the robin.

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  20. Lovely shots of these beautiful birds!

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  21. A bear on the door step would be a little too much of a close encounter!

    Nice pictures - woodlands can be hell to get shots in!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. interesting to learn the habits of the bears and the reason no bird-feeders...it figures of course when it's explained. Love the Vireo and the Robin is beautiful too; lovely mixed post Karen

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  23. Beautiful pictures of the different species of birds.
    Very well photographed, compliments.
    Greetings Irma

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  24. The birds seem to be moving south. We have one that follows the train track from town to town, and a friend told me yesterday that she has seen black bears in her yard! This is NOT cottage country, although it is still rural.

    I'm not certain I have ever seen a juvenile cormorant.

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  25. great captures!! love that merganser!!

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  26. Very nice. Thanks for visiting my Turkey Vulture.

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  27. Yes, that beautiful, beautiful pictures, beautiful birds!

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  28. Beautiful work, I love all the detail and sharp captures, excellent work

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  29. Looks like your cottage is in a fabulous place, Karen! I particularly like the Vireo and Cormorant shots - beautiful!

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  30. Oh, my - birds are my FAVORITE. Your pictures are so incredibly beautiful. Is that robin one-legged? So you are on the Georga coast? Lovely.

    Elizabeth
    www.homemusings.blogspot.com

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  31. I would not want a bear at home either. :) Love that merganser. :)

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  32. Wonderful birds! Amazing shots!

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  33. Love all the different poses of these characters. Great series of photos.

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  34. Beautiful set of the lovely birds! or yes, Keren! I just found the seven wonders of India which are very famous for their history and beauty. I hope you'll know about its through my new post.

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  35. These are gorgeous and love the natural surroundings.

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  36. I enjoyed your photographs and the nice variety!
    Push a few of those warblers south if you get a chance!

    -Wally (waiting for migrants in Florida)

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  37. Karen, I'd be happy with any one of those beautiful shots. Especially love the merganser, because I don't think I've ever seen one. Yeah, I like bears too, but definitely not on my front porch.

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  38. A very nice bunch of photos, I like the first one with the bird looking out from under the leaf.

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  39. How pretty they all are! So colorful.

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  40. Nice photos, especially the merganser.

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  41. Although you didn`t get as many pic`s of the birds as you wanted, these are still really nice.

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