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Archaic bird photography.

A bit of a tongue in cheek response to the Daily Post one word prompt Archaic.

The photo was taken two weeks ago using a 10 year old camera, archaic by current standards. And the camera was by far the newest piece of equipment used, the lens is 29 years old and the tripod is 22 years old.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) The bird is in shade with sunlight on the background.

Archaic bird photography of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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It’s awkward scratching around your eye when your toes are like that.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Awkward.

A Great Blue Heron having a good scratch on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada.

Having a good scratch.

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Surrounded by bubbles.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Bubble.

An American White Pelican surrounded by bubbles. The Pelican is one of  a group fishing in a channel where a marsh drains into a section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan. There is a sluice gate to regulate the water level in the marsh which is causing the bubbles in the water.

The horn on the Pelicans bill shows it is a breeding adult.

Breeding adult American White Pelican

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A quick snack.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Partake.

An American Robin partaking of a quick snack on the Lake Huron shoreline this morning. I don’t know what it was eating but it ate five in quick succession.

spring feeding.

A grab shot. I had gone down to the lakeshore to checkout the ice conditions only to find this section of Lake Huron ice free.

I keep an old digital camera in the car along with a couple of telephotos from the 1980s. The 300mm I used dates back to the mid 1980s and has suffered over the decades. It has some fungus internally that I keep in check by baking the lens in the oven occasionally.

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Cranking the handle.

Competitive ploughing at the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Crank.

Cheshire Ploughing Match

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A song of spring.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Song.

A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.

A song of spring.

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Eyeing the last berry.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Deplete.

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) eyeing up the last berry. I found a small flock of Bohemian Waxwings working their way down a fence line in Saskatchewan. They quickly depleted the berries.

Taken on a bitterly cold winter day, not that it seemed to bother the birds.

Eyeing the last berry