Saturday, April 27, 2013

Long-tails, Palms, and Swallows

A trip this week to Brunswick, Maine, provided my first opportunity to photograph Long-tailed Ducks. A pair was close to the rocky shore and we could see the "purpose" of the drake's long tail feathers. As the hen followed him, he wagged his long tail ...

Long-tailed Duck
It was an impressive display, and one that enabled the hen to assess his qualities as a mate.

Long-tailed Duck - drake displaying his long tail
 She must have been impressed. When he flew, she followed ...

Long-tailed Duck - hen takes flight

A morning of birding at Florida Lake in Freeport yielded many early migrant songbirds, highlighted by Palm Warblers ...

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

Migration is concluded for Tree Swallows; they were consumed with courtship and the swallow equivalent of foreplay ...

Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows

Good birding!!

1 comment:

KaHolly said...

Just delightful!!


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