Saturday, 3 August 2013

Cows along the Riverbank

As a change from butterfly hunting, a walk along the river bank adjacent to the local Parkland was called for. This below is a shot of the tributary to one of the main lakes. It runs into the river a part of which I intend to follow.

There is much Narrow and other boat activity as a result of this fine weather.



Well OK, there had to be some butterflies as you can't miss them at the moment.
A female Large White Butterfly.


A first shot of the river.


Bat willow trees.


In the distance you can just see the herd of cows that I will photograph 


Some are sheltering under the trees from the intense sun.




Some of the calves produced by the resident cows of the herd.



A shot of the individual responsible for all these calves.
He was singularly unimpressed by my presence as you can tell from the look on his face.






A Freshwater Mussel Shell.


Male Gatekeeper Butterfly.


Male Brimstone Butterfly


Female Brimstone Butterfly.


Another female Large White.




This is the point where I leave the river bank and return to the Parkland.


18 comments:

  1. Fine solid looking cows, Roy. As you say, they rarely look impressed. There seem to be more bulls around these days - is artificial insemination going out of fashion?
    I like the way you've taken us on your walk with these photos. Clear, sharp and varied.

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    1. Thanks Alison.
      A.I. there is nothing like the real thing.{:))

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  2. a very nice location for your walk Roy. I'd love the long-boat adventure. Is this river long, how long might it take to travel by boat the length of it I wonder? Enjoyed the scenery and the butterflies

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    1. Thanks Carole.
      I think the river runs on through several counties.

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  3. Beautiful shots of a lovely location. I found the Brimstone Butterflies to be interesting and unlike anything I've seen before. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Roy Well that was a lovely walk and it was lovely to see the cows and butterflies along the way. Lovely shot of that red leaf, just could not make out what if was. Have a great weekend

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I think its some kind of maple.

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  5. Ha Roy wat een mooi gebied laat je hier zien ja dat is leuk spelevaren daar en die stier kijkt je niet bepaald vriendelijk aan.

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    1. Nic. Ik groeide rond stieren en landbouw zo de stier en ik heb een goed begrip. {:))

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  6. Hey Roy...Your header is a beauty!!
    Those boats are so fascinating to me,something you won't see on the wild rapids of most Maine rivers!!
    Most varied post today (or close to,tomorrow there) !!
    Those calves are so sweet,but Dad is big tough looking beefy brute!!
    Gorgeous butterflies as always!!
    Grace

















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  7. That river looks so calm and relaxing....I bet it is nice to take a trip on one of those boats and stay on the river over night. Love the cows. I guess you can be glad that the bull isn't particularly interested in you :-)

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    1. Thanks Mary. Me and that Bull have an understanding.{:))

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    1. Thanks Keith.Its pretty good at the right time of year.

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  9. Simply beautiful Roy, is there anything better than a stroll along the riverside on such a wonderful summer's day :-) Well done with the Brimstones too, I haven't seen any 2nd generation ones yet but I'm sure they'll soon turn up here eventually :-)

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    1. Thanks David. As long as you have your camera with you.{:))

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