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Month of Squares

Past Squares #26

Six Word Saturday/January Squares

Looking Up At A Bird Feeder

A wet, bedraggled Raccoon eyes up a bird feeder in the yard. After 18 hours of rain it wandered into the yard looking for something to eat.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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2021

Autumn Trumpeter Swans

2021: Autumn Trumpeter Swans

Two Trumpeter Swans in front of some autumn colour. Photographed on a pool near Isaac Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario recently.

Trumpeter Swans were almost hunted to extinction in Canada. They are making a slow recovery due to various reintroduction schemes.

It’s not really a bird photo so not a Flora and Fauna Friday post. And as I had taken my bag of auto-focus zooms that day it’s not a Getting Back to Basics post either.

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Month of Squares

Past Squares #22

October Squares: Seven of a Kind

Seven Of A Kind

Seven young Great Tits in a specially constructed nestbox at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

I spent a week looking at this photo on the contents page of the Radio Times without recognising it as one of mine.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Kind Squares Month and is my day 22 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Duck At Dusk

Actually, a few different ducks at dusk.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk

Male Mallard.

Silent Sunday: 9th February 2020

Male Common Pochard.

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Male Northern Pintail.

Being watched at sunset.

Male Common Pochard.

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Month of Squares

Past Squares #17

Two of a Kind: American Avocets

Two Of A Kind

Two summer plumage American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. Although the photo is as much about the ripples as the birds.

Plus I’ve always liked the two drops of water falling from the males bill. I say it’s a male because the bill is straighter than the bird in the background. The more curved bill means that the background bird is a female.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Kind Squares Month and is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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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.

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Month of Squares

Past Squares #9

January Squares: Up #11

January Squares: Up #11

Singing Up in spring. A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. I’ve always liked the enthusiasm of the bird with its open bill and spread tail.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 9 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.