Taking Flight

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Tina gives us the prompt Taking Flight.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

An Osprey taking flight from the surface of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada having just dived into the lake to catch a White Sucker.

One Word Sunday: Spectacle

Snow Geese taking flight from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada during autumn migration.

CMMC: Words that contain Ch or Ck

A Black-capped Chickadee taking flight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

A winter gull roost taking flight as the birds move to a different section of Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

24 replies on “Taking Flight”

Love all of them…especially the last one with the amazing background in contrast with the millions of birds as well as the tiny glowy dots at the bottom. what are those shining at the bottom, may I ask?

Thanks Anne. The Osprey lost its breakfast a few seconds later. It’s looking at two Herring Gulls that are harassing it trying to get the fish. The Osprey dropped the fish on the shoreline in front of me.

I’ve got shots of one of the Herring Gulls with the fish on the shoreline. It lost interest after a while and flew off.

You know how I love the snow geese in flight – wonderful. And the mass of birds in the last one. I’d love to see something like it myself, but nothing of the kind is in reach for me. The cranes are the only I can compare with.

Thanks Ann-Christine. The winter gull roost in the last photo used to average around 13,000 birds with numbers over 20,000 occasionally.

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