Male Common Kingfisher.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1990s. Having posted a photo of a North American Belted Kingfisher for Wordless Wednesday I thought I would follow up with another Kingfisher species on a different continent.

This is a male Common Kingfisher that is found across parts of Eurasia and North Africa. Other common English names are Eurasian Kingfisher and River Kingfisher. The background is an out of focus hay meadow. I had a portable hide (blind) set up next to a pond in the meadow.

Male Eurasian Kingfisher.

 

Week 29. A bird in the rain.

Sunday of week 29 started off dry until I set the camera up in the yard. Within 10 minutes it was spotting with rain and 15 minutes after that it was raining. It’s still raining as I write this post, I don’t think it’s stopped since it started.

We really needed the rain, it’s been so dry around here this summer the leaves are coming off the trees.

To the photo, it’s a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario on a wet Sunday afternoon.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain.

Gold (well, yellow) in week 22.

A male American Goldfinch poses in front of a complimentary background.

Is it just me but wouldn’t Yellow Finch be a more accurate common English name? A bit like Purple Finch would be more accurately called a Raspberry Red Finch.

Taken during week 22 of my 52 week photo project. The bird is in shade with sunlit Cedar trees as a background.

American Goldfinch (male).