This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Waiting.
Having miscalculated my squares for October I had to find a square to end the month. So I thought a bird at sunset would be an appropriate ending.
A male Mallard in silhouette at sunset in the winter is my day 31 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.
A big thanks to Becky for an interesting and varied October Squares. It was bigger challenge than usual for me without an internet connection at home.
This is my contribution to day four of Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
A group of Mallard patiently waiting for the ice to melt on a frozen reservoir in south Cheshire.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s and a pair of Mallard hanging out on the remains of a tree in Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich.
Another overlooked photo from my slide archives. I find the light rather strange in this photo. The birds and tree stump appear to be front lit while the reflections on the water make me think it’s backlit. I’ve come to the conclusion that the scene is front lit and it’s the angles of the ripples in the water making their reflections appear to be backlit.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Tree.
Having decided to ignore the obvious theme, the Christmas tree, I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before remembering the remains of a tree in a reservoir in south Cheshire.
It only became visible when the water level dropped but when it appeared it was popular with the birds.
A pair of Mallard hanging out on the remains.
A Common Coot standing on it.
A Canada Goose doing Tai Chi on it.
A juvenile Grey Heron on it. The bird is watching something closely.
Some winter plumage Black-headed Gulls on and around it.
My contribution to day 23 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.
A male Mallard silhouetted against lines of ripples at sunset.