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Pair

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Pair.

My first thought was pairs of birds, mammals and insects. I decided to keep it simple and go with a pair of photos of pairs of birds. As it turned out, the two photos I picked were taken a couple of miles and three years apart.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

A pair of American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Water Water Everywhere #30: Golden Reflections

A pair of Horned Grebe amongst reflections on a farm pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

15 replies on “Pair”

Thanks Becky. The American Avocets are only that colourful in the summer, breeding season. They’re a drab grey in the winter. What is neat is that you can tell male and female by the curve of their bills.

I suspect it is but it would need research. The male American Avocets have a straighter bill, females more curved. Which makes it a male in the foreground and a female behind in my photo. This is confirmed in a photo of them just prior to mating.

Thanks Teresa. The reflections are because I’m lying in mud at the edge of the water to get down as close to eye level as possible.

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