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European Stonechat

My Saturday Bird this week is the European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).

Originally considered a member of the Thrush family genetic testing has shown it is a member of the Old World Flycatcher family.

This individual is a male photographed at Hurleston in southern Cheshire, England in late winter. The birds head and back will soon start turning darker as it changes to summer plumage to attract a mate.

Saturday Bird: European Stonechat
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Six Word Saturday

Sets of Tracks in the Snow

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Sets of Tracks in the Snow
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Wave and Icicles

Travel Tuesday is continuing my look back at some of the photos from the 52 week photo project I did in 2018.

This week I’m traveling to a section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise to photograph waves forming icicles.

A week earlier Colpoy’s Bay was frozen but after some thawing the wind had pushed the ice out of the bay. A week after this photo was taken the wind had pushed the ice back into the bay and it was frozen again.

The tripod was frozen to the shoreline when I packed it away.

Travel Tuesday: 2nd March 2021
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021

Shadows across snow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.

Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021
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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 28th February 2021

Silent Sunday: 28th February 2021
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Greylag Goose

My Saturday Bird this week is a portrait of a Greylag Goose (Anser anser).

This individual was photographed in the mid 1980s when most of the Greylag Geese in the U.K. were feral birds associating with Canada Geese and other wildfowl species. Recent population numbers for the species across Europe show a dramatic increase, possibly due to climate change affecting their migration patterns.

The bird is at “The Mere” on the edge of the town of Ellesmere in Shropshire, England in winter.

Saturday Bird: Greylag Goose
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Six Word Saturday

Dripping Tentacles of an Alien Creature?

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Dripping Tentacles of an Alien Creature