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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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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.

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Trees #22

July Squares: Trees #22

A solitary cloud over Quaking Aspen in autumn near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 22 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Square Months

Trees #18

July Squares: Trees

Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 18 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Trees #15

July Squares: Trees

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in autumn.

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Weekly Topics

Horned Grebe

My Saturday Bird this week is the Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus).

Known as the Slavonian Grebe in Europe it is a small member of the Grebe family. The global population has declined by 30% over the past 30 years while the North American population is down 79% and it is now considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This individual was photographed on a cattle watering hole in Saskatchewan, Canada in spring. The reflections on the water are a mixture of corral fence and stacked straw bales.

CMMC: Silver or Gold
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Bright Moonrise

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A big thank you to Becky for an entertaining month of Bright Squares.

A bright full moon rises over snow and hoarfrost covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

January Squares: Winter Prairie by Moonlight