Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #34 Photo Challenge and a continuation of my Grebe species theme.

This is a summer plumage Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) on the large pool on the Brown Moss Nature Reserve near Whitchurch in Shropshire, England. When I was growing up in England a lot of people called the bird a Dabchick but that common English name seems to have gone out of fashion.


WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick


One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Inspiration.

Having started digitising my slide archives last winter I found quite a few “birds in their habitat” shots. A type of image I like but never seem to shoot nowadays.

However, having rediscovered these old film shots I’m inspired to start looking for these type of images again.


One Word Sunday: Inspiration

A male Red-winged Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in Saskatchewan, Canada.


One Word Sunday: Inspiration

A female Red-winged Blackbird in its habitat in Saskatchewan, Canada.