Throwback Thursday

A Red Deer hind and her calf

Throwback Thursday: Red Deer hind and her calf

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a follow-up to last week’s post, a Red Deer stag with his harem.

This photo was taken later in the afternoon after I had spent time working my way closer to the herd.

This is a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) hind (female) with her calf. A Red Deer fawn is known as a calf.

They were part of a stags harem but I was able to isolate them after working my way closer.

Throwback Thursday

Red Deer

Throwback Thursday: 7th October 2021

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag with his harem photographed in October 1995. There’s a couple of young males partially hidden in the long grass in the background.

One of the largest species of deer, males are called a stag or hart while females are called a hind. During the mating season, known as the rut, large, dominant stags hold groups of hinds called harems.

Taken at Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, England, the deer park is part of the Peak District National Park.

Weekly Topics

American Red Squirrel

Flora and Fauna Friday: American Red Squirrel

My Flora and Fauna Friday subject this week is the American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Alternative common English names include Pine Squirrel, Chickaree and North American Red Squirrel.

This individual was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in summer.


Mammals and Birds

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening
Red Fox in a hay meadow in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing
Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends
Richardson’s Ground Squirrel in the spring, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada
CMMC: Blue-Green
Male Common Kingfisher at Swanley near Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Lean.

An exhausted looking American Red Squirrel leaning on the fence around the deck.

One Word Sunday: Lean

Hole and Whole

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hole or Whole prompt.

Weekly Prompts: Hole
A Richardson’s Ground Squirrel emerging from a hole.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends
A whole Richardson’s Ground Squirrel.

Natural Light

This week Amy has given us the prompt Natural Light for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Six Word Saturday: Fishing in the Mist at Sunrise
Golden light on the mist on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Subjects Starting with the Letter S
Backlit Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.