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Throwback Thursday

Leaving the Nest

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a young Eurasian Blue Tit leaving the nestbox.

I documented the complete nesting cycle using a specially constructed nestbox in spring 1987. 10 of the 11 young leave the nestbox in the early morning. The 11th youngster left the nestbox early the next morning.

Throwback Thursday: 4th June 2020

The ninth youngster leaving the nestbox, only two left.

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Weekly Prompts

Ruby

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
A Ruby-tailed Wasp, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Saturday Bird: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
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Throwback Thursday

Forming the cup of the nest

My Throwback Thursday post this week is continuing my look back at the nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit in 1987.

In this photo one of the adults, probably the female, is forming the cup of the nest prior to starting egg laying.

Throwback Thursday: 15th April 2021
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Month of Squares

Bright Reflection

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A bright reflection off ice on a frozen puddle in a muddy wheel rut on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

April Squares: Bright Reflection
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Throwback Thursday

Nest Building

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to spring 1987.

I spent part of the spring documenting the nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit.

In this photo one of the adult birds is bringing moss for the nest. It appears that one bird prefers moss and the other dried grass. It also appears that each bird builds one side of the nest.

One Word Sunday: Speciality
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CFFC

Large and Small

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects prompt.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

Large and small caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly.

Silent Sunday: 7th February 2021

Large and small Maple leaves on snow.

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Weekly Topics

Common Frog frogspawn

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is continuing the story of the Common Frogs (Rana temporaria) in a garden pond at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Last week the adult frogs were mating. This is the result, frogspawn in the pond. Each black dot will hatch into a tiny tadpole.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog frogspawn