Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #25

Looking Up at the crescent moon.

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A crescent moon hangs over an old barn on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise in late spring.

April Squares:: With A Crescent Moon On Top
Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt and even edited photos of two species of snakes before heading off in a different direction.

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit twists to feed the young while the young twist to try to get the food. The young are almost fully grown at this stage meaning that the adults often cling to the entrance hole to feed them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Twist
Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #11

Singing Up in spring.

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing Up to proclaim its territory and attract a mate near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

January Squares: Up #11
Saturday Bird

Pine Siskin

My Saturday Bird this week is the North American Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) and is a follow up to my post last week, the Eurasian Siskin.

The Pine Siskin is an irruptive species meaning their movement is tied to the availability of food. This photo was taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in early spring of 2018. We had lots of Pine Siskin around most of the winter. A few, including this bird, stayed around the area and bred. They moved on in the autumn and there was hardly any Pine Siskin around the following winter.

Saturday Bird: Pine Siskin
Saturday Bird

Eurasian Siskin

This week my Saturday Bird is the Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus). Other common English names include European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin.

The Eurasian Siskin is common throughout Europe and Eurosiberia. It is a member of the finch family and is related to the American Goldfinch and Pine Siskin found in North America.

This is a male feeding on peanuts in a garden in southern Cheshire, England.

Saturday Bird: Eurasian Siskin

Catching People Unaware

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Catching People Unaware prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of my photo of the track invasion at the end of the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. I edited all the digital copies of the slides recently which is probably why it came to mind.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

Being ignored by Team Bike and the French race officials during a dawn pit stop.

CFFC: Catching People Unaware

Being ignored by thousands of fans as they invade the start/finish straight at the end of the race.

Squares Challenge

Two Of A Kind #4

Two Horned Grebe amongst reflections on a pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the late spring.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Two Of A Kind