My idea for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Hearing quickly came to mind. Waking up in the spring to various birds singing and calling to proclaim their territories made it an obvious choice.
In the spring the males of lots of bird species are proclaiming their territories by singing and calling. As much as humans may enjoy hearing some of these songs they’re doing it to let rival males know they’re claiming the area as their territory and to attract a female.
A European Robin proclaims the area as his territory, Faddiley, Cheshire.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird proclaiming his territory in Saskatchewan.
A Tree Pipit singing from the top of a tree on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire.
A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming his territory in Saskatchewan.