Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.
A large, loose V of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset during the autumn migration.
With no internet connection at home I’m slowly working on editing the thousands of slides I copied last winter. I recently finished all the copies with Sandhill Crane included in the keywords.
This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a continuation of last week’s bull Bison portrait.
This is a Bison (Bison bison) calf resting on a Bison ranch near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Also known as the American Bison, American Buffalo or simply Buffalo.
My Saturday Bird this week is a male Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Alternative common English names include Eurasian Kingfisher and River Kingfisher although I don’t recall ever seeing one on a river. The species is found across Europe, North Africa and Asia.
This individual was photographed on a small pool next to a canal in southern Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.
I noticed the tall, blue green conifer sticking out of the surrounding Silver Birch trees and isolated it with a telephoto lens.
Flora and Fauna Friday this week features the Prairie Lily. This specimen was photographed in a ditch near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s. I used my Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm lens to isolate it from the other plants growing in the ditch.
The Prairie Lily is the provincial flower of Saskatchewan.