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Throwback Thursday

Relaxing European Rabbit

Throwback Thursday travels back to Shropshire, England in the late 1980s.

The location is Brown Moss a local nature reserve near Whitchurch. The reserve consists of marsh, pools, heathland and woodland habitats. The was a large rabbit warren on a section of heathland. I was friendly with the warden responsible for the site and he gave me permission to put up a portable hide (blind). So I spent a few mornings sitting in a canvas hide photographing the rabbits.

Throwback Thursday: 23rd April 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight

This a my day 30 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge and a follow-up of sorts to my day nine contribution.

A thank you to Becky for a fun month of squares. Given that our internet connection was flaky at the start of the month and I ended up in hospital a week ago I’m amazed that I only missed one day.

This is Beeston Castle on top of a sandstone crag in Cheshire. The lines across the sky ar star trails. If I recall correctly this is an 100 minute exposure taken in the middle of the night. I was one of the volunteers protecting a Peregrine nest site on the cliff face below the castle.

On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 29th April 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 29th April 2020

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Sense of Touching

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Touching.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt was of some wader (shorebird) species that use their bills to find food in water, sand or mud.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. The sense of touch in use here is when the birds sweep their slightly open bills through the water feeling for anything edible.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

An immature Red Knot feeding on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on its autumn migration. The bird is using the sense of touch in its bill to probe for food in the sand under the rocks on the shoreline.

 

Feeding Marbled Godwit.

A Marbled Godwit feeding in a marsh between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The bird is using the sense of touch in its bill to probe the mud for worms and anything else edible.

 

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Monthly Squares

Ghost of a Maple leaf on Top of the Snow

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

The almost translucent remains of a Maple leaf rests on top of the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula.

April Squares: A Maple leaf on snow

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #25: A Crescent Moon at Sunrise

This is my contribution to the Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #25.

A crescent moon hangs over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in early summer last year.

WWE #25: A Crescent Moon at Sunrise

 

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Monthly Squares

Colourful plastic Tops

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

These are two of our reusable plastic water bottles, we’ve been using them for years.

April Squares: Colourful plastic Tops