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Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Rear

A selection of birds photographed from the rear. My contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Rear.

A resting male Common Pochard from the rear. Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

Common Pochard napping.

A male Purple Finch from the rear. South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

A male Purple Finch checking what the photographer is up to

A sunbathing Dunnock from the rear. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Sunbathing Dunnock.

A young Pine Siskin from the rear. South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Juvenile Pine Siskin.

A Fieldfare from the rear. Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

Wintering Fieldfare in an orchard.

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird from the rear. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Yellow-headed Blackbird surveying his territory.

7 replies on “Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Rear”

Thanks Sue. The Dunnock was one of those opportunities you grab. I was photographing something else when I spotted the bird sunbathing.

They’re a European species. They were known as Hedge Sparrow for years but they’re not a member of the Sparrow family. There was a campaign to start calling them Hedge Accentor as they’re related to the Alpine Accentor but the name never really caught on. Apparently the species has been introduced to New Zealand.

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