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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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Common Frogs mating

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a continuation of last week’s post of a male Common Frog (Rana temporaria) croaking to attract a mate.

This week a pair of Common Frogs are mating in a garden pond at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. This is known as amplexus, males develop nuptial pads to help them clasp the female. This allows them to kick away rival males.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 12th March 2021
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Common Frog

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.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog
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Month of Squares

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

This is my day five contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Quick note. We have lost our internet connection again and I’m using the cell phone as a WiFi hotspot to post and let people know.

I went with this for day five after using a group of Mallard ducks resting on ice for day four. I thought a pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of the water was a nice contrast to ducks resting on ice.

 

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

A pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

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Common Frogs in Monochrome

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Items with two M’s.

I was considering two photos for the challenge and rather than pick one decided to go with both. So I suppose that’s 4 M’s, or 6 if you count the two M’s in monochrome.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Double M's

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Items with two M's

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Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Common

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Common.

My first thought was of the various species of flora and fauna with Common in their common English names.

A female Common Merganser with young on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.

Ducks in a row.

 

A Common Frog in a garden pond in Cheshire, England.

Eye of the frog.

 

A pair of Common Tern mating on a boulder in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.

mating Common Terns

 

A male Common Kingfisher photographed in Cheshire, England.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Back Catalog

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Month of Squares

July Squares: Blue Water, Horned Grebe

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue challenge.

A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on blue water (a farm pond) in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Horned Grebe is known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.

July Squares: Horned Grebe, Blue Water.