The Weekly Photo Challenge is Prolific.
Snow Geese on autumn migration flying in to roost at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. Parts of Saskatchewan are a staging ground for the birds on their way south for the winter. I estimated some of the flocks I saw at 17,000 birds.
Competitive ploughing at the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Crank.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Time.
A European Robin at bath time.
With winter refusing to make way for spring in this part of Ontario it’s back to winter images. After getting 16 inches of snow yesterday I went for a walk this morning. I noticed the remains of the Maple leaf on the fresh snow and pursued it for some time as a strong wind kept blowing it around. In the end I managed to get one shot of it.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Song.
A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.
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.
The nest is nearly finished. One of the Eurasian Blue Tits brings some moss in for the nest.
I find this photo interesting, as you can see, one side of the nest consists mostly of moss. The other side is mostly dry grass. This makes me think that one adult preferred moss and built one side while the other preferred dry grass.
I suspect that it is the female entering with the moss. My theory for this will be explained in future photos.