Singing Reed Buntings – Courting Toads

It must be spring, just the other day this cheerful reed bunting was singing away. Reed buntings (Emberiza schoeniclus)  breed in areas of rush & reed at the side of bogs & lakes. They are noted for singing from tall reeds or from shrub branches that overhang the water; indeed this is exactly what this

Toads & Frogs

And here’s one I prepared earlier, well not really I haven’t qualified for my broomstick yet! A few more trips to Dayagon Alley are needed 🙂 What I really mean to say is that I took these two pictures in early spring but omitted to post them. Spring is a good time to see frogs

Dragon’s Eye

Lend me your imagination for a minute or two … I have here a photograph gained at much personal risk to the intrepid photographer (that would be me). It was necessary to approach this beast so close that it may have leapt upon me at any moment, the consequences of which, I dare not imagine.