Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

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Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Mon 29 Mar 2021, 18:13

Spring at last

On this beautiful spring day, I spent some time in our garden.
Saw my first butterfly of the year, a young Coma, feasting on goat willow nectar.
In the late afternoon a giant size bumble bee was collecting goat willow nectar too.
Highlight of the day was that this pair of frogs finally spawned.
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Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Tue 20 Apr 2021, 23:30

POTM April 2021

I visited South Norwood Lake today on a whim as it was a lovely sunny day.
Just a few Canada geese, mallard ducks, and even a large rat were about.
Fortunately, some sail boats were on the water which gave me something to work with.

I finally found a pair of greater crested grebe building their nest adjoining a coot's nest, surprisingly with no aggravation.
Of course, the metal railing & undergrowth made it difficult to get any clear shots.
10 metres further along another male grebe was trying to establish a territory.
There was the beginnings of a nest but no female in sight.
A male coot strayed in, which had the grebe extend the head feathers of his crest.
The grebe moved forward and dived under water to reappear on the other side.
This diving was repeated a few times with no obvious physical contact between the birds, but the bemused coot moved on.
I managed to get one image of the stand off in reasonable focus!
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