Wings over water.

The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Wings.

I thought about swarms of insects but decided that while you can see the insects you can’t see their wings while they’re flying in the swarm.

Then I thought about some of the photos from when I was a member of a small group of birders surveying and recording a winter roost of Gull species on an inland reservoir in south Cheshire, England.

A photo of Black-headed Gulls in winter roosting on Hurleston Reservoir at night. If something disturbs the birds on an edge of the roost they will fly to another side of the roost which is what they’re doing in the photo.

Black-headed Gull winter roost.

Section of a rainbow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Rainbow Colors.

The Challenge specifies that the photo must have four colors. Having a selection to pick from I decided to take the challenge literally and use a photo of a rainbow.

This is a section of a rainbow taken with a long telephoto while I sat in a bird hide (blind) photographing a winter gull roost.

Rainbow colors.

Interesting light.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Interesting Light.

I’ve always liked the light in this shot although I would have liked a more interesting species to be swimming through the patch of light. It would also be nicer if the bird was swimming towards the photographer.

The bird is a juvenile Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) also known as the Waterhen at times.

Interesting light.