This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Deception.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the bird species that I have photographed when they’re deceiving the photographer by appearing to be resting or napping. They’re usually keeping at least a partially open eye on the photographer.
A Horned Grebe napping on a farm pond near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.
A napping Bewick’s Swan at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England.
A male Common Pochard resting on Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.
A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.