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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #11

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.

January Squares: Up #11
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Squares Challenge

April Squares: Singing from the Top of the Cattail

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.

 

April Squares: Singing from the Top of the Cattail

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing from the top of a Cattail to proclaim his territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 29th March 2020

Silent Sunday: 29th March 2020

 

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One Word Sunday

Volume.

For a small bird they’re surprisingly loud.

A singing Eurasian Wren for One Word Sunday: Volume.

A displaying Eurasian Wren

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Throwback Thursday

Singing male Red-winged Blackbird.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the 1990s. With no sign of spring arriving in Ontario I thought a spring photo of a species that arrives in Canada for the summer would be nicer than another photo of snow and ice.

This male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) has recently arrived in Saskatchewan to spend the summer and is singing to establish a breeding territory. I’ve always liked the backlighting on the bird that’s illuminating the red epaulettes that give the male birds their name.

Backlit male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory.

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Photo Challenges

A Song of Spring

The Daily Post one word prompt is Song.

A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.

A song of spring.

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Photo Challenges

A hint that spring is on its way

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Sweet.

A sweet sound that spring is on its way, a male Yellow-headed Blackbird proclaiming its territory after arriving in Saskatchewan.

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