Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Are You a Hero? (Almost) #1Liner Wednesday

 One of the best things about living in paradise is the abundance of nature’s children who live and play just outside the front door. I’ve been watching these Bronzed Cowbirds for a few weeks. While I appreciate the beauty and mystical associations of the family of blackbirds, I haven’t been overly enthralled by them until now. 

Every day they show up after the rains to peck the ground for seeds and bugs. Every day he does his mating dance. She doesn’t seem impressed, however. Poor fellow. I’ve been fortunate to finally get a video of their interaction and a series of photos. The lighting wasn’t perfect at 10 am on an overcast morning. Still, I think he looks magnificent. Maybe she could give him a nod.. 

I edited these using my Google Photos editor which I accidentally discovered is pretty awesome with the newest updates, nearly as good as the Pixelmator Editor I normally use.While I will never get over losing Picasa, this was a nice and convenient substitute. 


Is it me you’re looking for?

You’re all I’ve ever wanted..

and my arms are opened wide

Tell me how to win your heart

for I haven’t got a clue..

Let me start by saying..

Her response always seems to be..

Impossible to use only one line. Impossible. 🤦‍♀️

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  1. Replies
    1. I felt lucky to have. But they do this ritual nearly evry afternoon. He’s persistent.

  2. I love seeing the photos of plants and animals from your area, Cheryl. This poor guy deserves some notice. I mean, she could go have drink with him. The video is so fun, and the photos are amazing.

    1. Thanks, Dan. I’d definitely have a beer with him. 😏

  3. Those photos are outstanding!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I think he looks pretty impressive! Your individual shots are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, he's a beauty! Is that his mating dance? How exciting to see that behavior in nature!!
    I recently saw an American Coot displaying something I had no idea they did and wow has it changed my thinking about the common as bread Coot! 😄

    1. Thanks, Deborah. Yes, it is a mating dance. I recognized it from others I had seen and then looked it up to be sure. This bird is very unusual in that it has red eyes. At first I thought it was an anomaly from the camera but it has red eyes in all the photos I found online. I love nature.


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