I say this and thought I’d do a video vs photo Phriday. I think this is too funny. Apparently the bird is a Blue Manakin. I wonder why they are doing this. Is the bird (light green and hard to see) sitting at the top of the branch directing them?! Is it watching because it can’t believe they keep doing the same thing over and over again?! Well, I looked them up and, of course, it’s males, trying to get the attention of the female. These birds can be found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraquay.
Isn’t this amazing. I saw this on facebook. It is a tufted Coquette.
It’s fall here in Wisconsin, so I had to share a fall photo. Betty Davidson supplied me with another lovely picture she took (my guess in Minnesota somewhere since that is where she lives), so I thought I’d share it. Most of those ducks in the picture are coots. Coots always remind me of fall. I grew up on a lake in Madison, WI and every fall duck that normally wouldn’t be there would grace us with their presence. Coots aren’t anything special to look at, they are all black with whitish beaks, but they make a very nice beep, beep, beep sound. And when there is a large group of them, like in this picture, the sound is quite loud.
Here is an Indigo Bunting caught by Jeffery Foltice of photonatureblog.
I think the color of these birds is amazing!
We know it’s spring in Wisconsin when the orioles and gold finches show up at the feeders. My camera isn’t good enough to get a closeup of a bird at our feeder but these colorful birds are hard to miss. We also had a red breasted gross beak and an indigo bunting. I love when the birds come back in the spring.