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Pond

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog

A male Common Frog croaking to attract a mate. Photographed in a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Ponder or Pond prompt.

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CFFC

Mammals and Birds

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening
Red Fox in a hay meadow in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing
Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends
Richardson’s Ground Squirrel in the spring, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada
CMMC: Blue-Green
Male Common Kingfisher at Swanley near Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
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CFFC

Male and Female

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Male vs Female prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

Male and female American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The foreground bird with the straighter bill is the male.

One Word Sunday: Company

A male Eurasian Blue Tit feeding the female during incubation. Photographed using a specially constructed nestbox in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

April Squares: Spinning Like Tops

Female and male Wilson’s Phalarope on Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. The more colourful bird in the foreground is the female. In the Phalarope family of birds the males incubate the eggs and as a result have more subdued plumage for camouflage.

April Squares: Doing It on Top of a Rock

Male and female Common Terns mating on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

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Weekly Topics

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

My Saturday Bird this week is a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) in the rain. The species is a large, seed eating member of the Cardinal family.

I say that it’s a young male because there are still a few flecks of black in the white sides of the breast.

A summer visitor to the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. They spend the winter in southern Mexico and Central America.

This photo was used in a 2019 bird calender.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet
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2021

Sunrise Display

A backlit male Red-winged Blackbird displaying at sunrise on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday morning.

2021: Displaying at Sunrise
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Throwback Thursday

Feeding during incubation

My Throwback Thursday post this week is returning to the story of the nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit I documented in 1987.

The eggs are laid and the female has started incubating them. Here the male is feeding the female during incubation.

One Word Sunday: Company
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Weekly Prompts

Ruby

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
A Ruby-tailed Wasp, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Saturday Bird: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.