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Flora and Fauna Friday

Swimming Muskrat

Flora and Fauna Friday this week is traveling back to Saskatchewan in the mid 1990s.

The Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is native to North America but has been introduced to parts of Europe, Asia and South America.

This individual is swimming across a pool on a farm near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Nosy

I thought of a couple of photos on reading the One Word Sunday prompt Nosy.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

Being watched by a Coyote near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the winter.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

Being spied on by a male American Goldfinch near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the summer.

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with an Eastern Chipmunk

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This Eastern Chipmunk portrait was taken by lying in the grass to get down to eye level with the subject.

 

July Squares: Eye Level with an Eastern Chipmunk

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel

This is my day 7 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This is an American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula photographed from the animals perspective by lying in the grass with the squirrel.

 

July Squares: Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

I have quite a few photos of Squirrel species, most in natural settings and doing something, usually feeding.

Then I remembered this photo taken a few weeks ago when the birds weren’t cooperating. This is an American Red Squirrel on the fence around the deck getting upset with me for sitting in the yard.

An interesting photo for me because it was the first time I had used my decades old Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm lens adapted to my Sony mirrorless camera.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

 

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) in the late spring. Alternative common English names include Striped Gopher and Leopard Ground Squirrel.

Photographed near Punnichy on the Saskatchewan, Canada prairies in the late 1990s.

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: 3rd July 2020

 

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Throwback Thursday

Relaxing European Rabbit

Throwback Thursday travels back to Shropshire, England in the late 1980s.

The location is Brown Moss a local nature reserve near Whitchurch. The reserve consists of marsh, pools, heathland and woodland habitats. The was a large rabbit warren on a section of heathland. I was friendly with the warden responsible for the site and he gave me permission to put up a portable hide (blind). So I spent a few mornings sitting in a canvas hide photographing the rabbits.

Throwback Thursday: 23rd April 2020