This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: June Colour – Yellow prompt.
My Saturday Bird this week is the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), a follow-up of sorts to last week’s post, the Horned Grebe.
A widely distributed species found across Europe and the Palearctic as well as parts of Africa and Australia. Known for their elaborate courtship display. These birds are performing the head waving part of the display.
A backlit male Red-winged Blackbird displaying at sunrise on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday morning.
My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Common Frog (Rana temporaria) found throughout much of Europe as far north as Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals.
Other common English names include the European Common Frog, European Common Brown Frog and European Grass Frog.
This is a male croaking to attract a mate, their throats turn pale/white in the breeding season. Males take up residence in a suitable breeding site and croak to attract females.
This individual was photographed in a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
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.
This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #35 Photo Challenge and a continuation of my Grebe species theme for the challenge.
This is a pair of Great Crested Grebes performing part of their long and quite complex courtship display on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
This is my day seven contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
After posting autumn tree tops for the challenge yesterday I considered a sequence of tree squares but thought that may get repetitive. As I have a few bird squares for April and not having posted a bird species yet I thought it was time for a bird.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing from the top of a Cattail to proclaim his territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.