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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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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

My Saturday Bird this week is a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) in the rain. The species is a large, seed eating member of the Cardinal family.

I say that it’s a young male because there are still a few flecks of black in the white sides of the breast.

A summer visitor to the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. They spend the winter in southern Mexico and Central America.

This photo was used in a 2019 bird calender.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet
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One Word Sunday

Wet

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday: Wet prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of this photo of a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Wet Weekend

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt A Wet Weekend.

When the prompt was posted we were having a sunny and hot weekend so I was going to have to resort to my archives.

Then I remembered the 52 week photo project I did in 2018. We had a couple of wet weekends that summer.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain in early summer.

 

A solitary raindrop.

A raindrop on the end of a branch taken while waiting for the Rose-breasted Grosbeak above.

 

Raccoon with spiky wet fur.

This wet, bedraggled Raccoon wandered out of the bush after 24 hours of rain on the first weekend of the summer.

 

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CBWC

Monochrome Birds

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature.

I started thinking about some of the black and/or white species I have photographed over the years. Then, because I’ve been on a bit of a selective colour kick recently I considered monochrome species that have a splash of colour.

So here’s two different species in the spring, one in the U.K. and one in Canada.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: It's All About Nature

Portrait of a male Common Blackbird photographed in Faddiley, Cheshire, England. I was photographing a plant in a ditch when I noticed the bird checking out what I was doing.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: It's All About Nature

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the spring.

 

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet.

My first thought on reading the prompt was birds bathing. I have quite a variety in my archives but I decided that was to easy. So here’s a mix of wet things.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A swimming Muskrat near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Action

An immature House Sparrow bathing in a bird bath in Hatherton, Cheshire.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on grass photographed from a portable canvas hide (blind) while photographing European Rabbits at Brown Moss, Shropshire.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

An immature Red Knot bathing on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on a Rose leaf in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden.

 

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Month of Squares

October Squares: Raindrop Lines

This is my contribution for day 26 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

October Squares: Raindrop Lines