My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Endings.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with a selection of photos taken at the end of the day.
Old barn and long shadows at the end of the day, Ontario, Canada.
Male Common Pochard at the end of the day, Lancashire, England.
Black-headed Gulls in winter roost at the end of the day, Cheshire, England.
White-tailedDeer at the end of the day, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Canada Geese flying to roost at end of the day, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
St James’ Church, Audlem, Cheshire, England in silhouette at the end of the day.
Lines of ice on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada at the end of the day.
One from the archives taken in Lancashire, England in the 1990s. I spent most of the day at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve. There’s a selection of wooden hides (blinds) overlooking various areas of the reserve.
I made sure that I was in the most suitable hide as the sun was setting with the intention of shooting silhouettes of the wildfowl on the water. This male Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) appears to be staring at the lens although I suspect that it is a coincidence as the birds generally ignored the hides. I like the way the last light is catching the grey portion of the birds bill.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the 1990s. This male Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) was napping in front of a wooden hide (blind) on Hurleston Reservoir in south Cheshire. The ripples and peeking eye add to the image for me.
Large numbers of Common Pochard winter in the U.K. and this bird was in a small flock that visited the reservoir.