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Throwback Thursday

A V at Sunset

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

A large, loose V of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset during the autumn migration.

With no internet connection at home I’m slowly working on editing the thousands of slides I copied last winter. I recently finished all the copies with Sandhill Crane included in the keywords.

Throwback Thursday: A V at Sunset
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Monthly Squares

Three Of A Kind #2

Three American White Pelicans flying between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 14 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Three of a Kind
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Monthly Squares

Lines Of A Kind

Lines of Snow Geese on autumn migration at sunset. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 10 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Lines of Snow Geese at Sunset
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Monthly Squares

Five Of A Kind

Five Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at dusk. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada during autumn migration.

This is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Five of a Kind
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Saturday Bird

Marbled Godwit in a marsh

My Saturday Bird this week is the Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), a large shorebird (wader to the British) and the largest of the four species of Godwit.

The vast majority breed in the mid-continental North America, followed by eastern Canada and the Alaska Peninsula, USA. Most of them winter on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and Mexico.

This individual was photographed in a marsh between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada in early summer.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

Giant and Tiny

This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

A giant setting sun with tiny wildfowl flying to roost below it. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration.

 

January Squares: Giant Orange Light

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and was thinking about some of the winters in Canada. So I decided to go with a small selection of winter photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

Ice thick enough to drive on. A section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was -40° when the photo was taken. -40° is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads

Snow storm. This snow fell in a couple of hours on a Christmas Day morning. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, there was another 4 inches of snow during the rest of the day.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Frazil ice on Lake Huron. What looks like water in the foreground is frazil ice. When it is cold enough to start freezing water but wave action stops the water freezing solid frazil ice forms. Think of it as a thick, slushy ice.