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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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Square Months

Past Squares #5

October Squares: Past Squares

Lines of Snow Geese at Sunset

The birds are flying to roost at dusk during autumn migration. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, a staging area for wildfowl on autumn migration. A little known wildlife spectacle.

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 Lines Squares Month and is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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One Word Sunday Square Months

Past Squares #3/Rain

Past Squares: #16 A Bird In the Rain

Raindrop Lines

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in summer. The month of September in a bird photography calendar the following year.

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 Lines Squares Month and is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

This is also my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Rain prompt.

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Square Months

Past Squares #2

October Squares: Past Squares

Flying In Front Of Blue

An Osprey with a freshly caught White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario shortly after sunrise in spring. A lucky photo, I had gone down to the shoreline for the sunrise and decided to hang around for a while to check out what summer birds had arrived.

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 Blue Squares Month and is my day 2 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Weekly Topics

Snow Geese on Autumn Migration

One Word Sunday: Spectacle

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is continuing my look back at autumn migration in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A flock of Snow Geese (Anser caerulescens) lift off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is a staging area for wildfowl on autumn migration

Snow Geese are native to North America breeding north of the timberline in parts of Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia. They spend their winters in warmer parts of North America.

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Weekly Topics

Sandhill Cranes on Autumn Migration

Flora and Fauna Friday: Sandhill Crane

Another unusual Flora and Fauna Friday post this week. A line of Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) flying to roost at sunset.

Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. At the time the Quill Lakes region was a major staging area for Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes on autumn migration.

Apparently the water levels in the lakes is up massively since I was last there. I don’t know how that has affected the birds on autumn migration.

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One Word Sunday

Rest

One Word Sunday: Rest

A windblown Great Blue Heron resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario shortly after sunrise.

I spent over an hour with the bird, slowly working my way closer. After a while it was pretty much ignoring me and was still there when I headed home for some breakfast.

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