This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and day four of my five day sequence of Flight squares.
These are lines of Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn. Taken a Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, a staging area for the species on their way south for the winter.
Throwback Thursday travels back 14 years. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario for the sunrise. I don’t remember what the sunrise was like but I did find a small group of juvenile Red Knot on the shoreline. Having hatched a few months previously they were heading south for the first time.
I spent some time with them, after a while they were comfortable enough to feed, bathe, preen and sleep in front of me.
This individual is feeding amongst the rocks on the shoreline.
For day 12 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge here are several lines of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset.
Taken at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the autumn. Sandhill Crane flocks can number in the hundreds of birds as they congregate in the area on their way south for the winter.
As a double lines contribution there’s also so interesting streaked cloud.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s and Snow Geese on autumn migration.
This is a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan. A staging areas for Snow Geese heading south on autumn migration. I was on an observation tower that overlooks part of the Lake photographing small groups of birds flying in to join the main flock on the water. At this point something spooked the main group and the flock took off as one.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s with a male Dark-eyed Junco on autumn migration.
How do some bird species sense food in mud or sand underwater. A juvenile Red Knot feeding on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. The bird had stopped off on its way south for the winter.
My contribution to One Word Sunday: Sense.
A juvenile Red Knot relaxes on its way south for the winter.
One Word Sunday.