Jun 1, 2010

Striking a pose

Along the north coast last week I saw this Wheatear indulging in some interesting behaviour. There were a pair of males about thirty yards apart, both were jumping repeatedly a foot or so in the air, calling then landing stock still with their tail feathers splayed wide. They would hold this pose for a while before repeating the whole performance. I don’t really know what was going on but I think its maybe less to with protecting territory and more to do with impressing a passing female. It did pass the time very pleasantly whilst the kettle boiled tho!!

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