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Flora and Fauna Friday

Bison calf resting

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.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bison calf portrait
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Saturday Bird

Common Kingfisher

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.

Saturday Bird: Common Kingfisher
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Throwback Thursday

A Solitary Conifer

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.

Throwback Thursday: A solitary conifer.
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Prairie Lily

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

 

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Throwback Thursday

Richardson’s Ground Squirrel in early spring

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

This is a Richardson’s Ground Squirrel looking for something to eat having just emerged from hibernation. They’re quite well camouflaged early in the spring before the grass greens up.

Throwback Thursday: 9th April 2020

 

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Throwback Thursday

Silver Birch Trees in Snow

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

More specifically, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire after a snowfall. In this photo I am looking down onto Silver Birch trees at the base of a section of the hill.

Throwback Thursday: Silver Birch Trees in Snow