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Saturday Bird

Eurasian Nuthatch

My Saturday Bird this week is the Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea).

Alternative common English names are Wood Nuthatch and simply Nuthatch. The species is found across most of Europe and a large section of Asia. This bird was photographed in Cheshire, England.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Arch

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Arch.

This is the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire, England, the oldest bridge in the city.

The Romans built the first bridge at this site. It’s thought this bridge dates back to some time between 1357 and 1367. It’s built of local red sandstone and has seven arches, all of which are different dimensions.

One Word Sunday: Arch
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Foxgloves

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a group of Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
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Throwback Thursday

Old Nuffield Tractor

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the 1980s and a visit to the Cheshire Ploughing Match.

 

Throwback Thursday: Old Nuffield Tractor

A competitor using an old Nuffield tractor in the ploughing match.

 

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Throwback Thursday

Harvesting Silage

Throwback Thursday this week is traveling back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

Dairy farming was the primary land use in parts of Cheshire. In the summer dairy farmers make silage to feed the herd on in the winter.

In the photo the grass is being chopped as it is thrown into the silage trailer.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Harvest Scenes

 

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Corncockle flower

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) flower photographed in a garden in Cheshire, England.

Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon due to modern farming practices. However, nowadays it is being grown in cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

 

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Monthly Squares

Looking Down at Autumn Colour

This is my contribution to day 10 of Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

It’s also tied in with my day 9 post for the challenge which was looking up at autumn colour.

Looking down on some autumn colour below Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

 

July Squares: Looking Down at Autumn Colour