This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: June Colour – Yellow prompt.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: First Hints of Spring prompt.
It was snowing hard when Dale posted the prompt so my contribution is from my archives.
Two hints of spring, a male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in Cheshire, England.
A hint of spring, ice on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada breaking up during the spring thaw.
A hint of spring, a recently arrived male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A hint of spring, a male Common Merganser swimming amongst ice on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario, Canada during the spring thaw. The Common Merganser is known as the Goosander in Europe.
This is my very late contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – All You Need Is Love prompt.
I admit I had forgotten about the challenge until seeing the contribution from Cee Neuner.
Blackbird is a song on The Beatles White Album.
A small selection of Blackbirds.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Male Red-winged Blackbird.
Male Common Blackbird.
Female Red-winged Blackbird.
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 the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look to the skies prompt.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before going in a different direction.
Rather than the camera looking to the sky I decided to go with a small selection of birds and mammals looking to the sky.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Spring.
For the month of July the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge has the theme of seasons. I decided to go with a theme for each season, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo.
A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the spring.
Ice on Lake Huron at sunset during the spring thaw. Photographed near the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Two signs of spring in Cheshire, England, the Orange Tip Butterfly is one of the first butterflies to appear in the spring. This male Orange Tip Butterfly is feeding on Bluebells, another sign of spring.
Welcome to the first in what will probably be a regular feature, Saturday Bird.
This is a male Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) photographed in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the summer. Their breeding habitat is Cattail marshes where they nest in colonies, often sharing the habitat with Red-winged Blackbirds.
It is one of the New World blackbirds and is not related to the Eurasian Blackbird.