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Photo Challenges

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Word that contains the letter U prompt.

I decided to go with a natural history theme and had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

As this bird doesn’t have a ruby coloured throat it’s a female. Given how smart the birds plumage is I suspect that it’s a juvenile female hatched from an egg earlier in the summer. It was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in August.

CMMC: Contains the letter U
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One Word Sunday

Splash

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

I had a few images in mind for this prompt. Then I thought of a line in an old pop song, “Splish, splash I was takin’ a bath” which made this photo an obvious choice.

A juvenile Red Knot bathing on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton during autumn migration.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K
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Monthly Squares

Four Of A Kind

Four young Sanderling on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise during their autumn migration.

This is my day 4 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Four young Sanderling
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Saturday Bird

Juvenile Red Knot

My Saturday Bird this week is a juvenile Red Knot (Calidris canutus) resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

This individual hatched from an egg in the summer and is now heading south for the winter. It has stopped on the shoreline to feed and rest having already flown from northern Canada. It could travel as far as the southern tip of South America for the winter.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot
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Saturday Bird

Juvenile Sanderling

My Saturday Bird this week is a juvenile Sanderling on autumn migration.

Photographed early morning on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Juvenile Sanderling on autumn migration
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One Word Sunday

Distance

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

On reading the prompt I thought of the distances some bird species cover on migration.

That made me think of the Red Knot, one individual ringed in Argentina breeds in the Canadian arctic. It’s officially known as B95, the identification on the orange ring on its leg. It’s nicknamed Moonbird having flown more than the distance to the moon on its migrations.

This is a juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline on autumn migration. It hatched from an egg in the summer and has already travelled from the Canadian arctic and could travel as far as South America on its first migration.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical.

A small selection of almost symmetrical photos.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

The entrance to St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England. Surprisingly symmetrical given that construction was interrupted for 20 years due to the Black Death.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Spread

Two American White Pelicans gliding in symmetrical formation, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

Symmetrical drinking glass detail apart from the colour of the lights used, blue daylight and yellow artificial light.

 

One Word Sunday: Symmetry

Almost symmetrical wing markings on a Magpie Moth. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside

Almost symmetrical juvenile Great Tits begging for food having just heard an adult land at the nestbox entrance hole. Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

 

Silent Sunday: 22nd March 2020

Sort of symmetrical bare trees photographed on a walk around the neighborhood, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.