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Yellow Warblers Courting

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Crouching, quivering her wings and issuing forth soft vocalizations, a female Yellow Warbler (in foreground) beckons to her mate, communicating her receptivity to procreation.  He proceeds to woo her with a recently-caught Mayfly (insert) which she readily swallows before consummating their relationship.  This courtship behavior by the female is practiced by many female songbirds.

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5 responses

  1. Marilyn

    How sweet. It’s good to have a communication that’s understood by both parties!
    The female is so generic, I’d have trouble identifying her.

    June 4, 2018 at 11:23 am

    • Alice Pratt

      Male and female Indigo Bunting & male & female Red-winged Blackbird are so un-similar

      June 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

  2. Alice Pratt

    I love watching ‘pairs’ of birds…the Cardinals are usually together when they come to eat….almost like they are ‘dating.’

    June 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

  3. Bonnie Zanicchi

    I just love seeing how God provides for the birds … and for us!! ________________________________

    June 4, 2018 at 8:50 pm

  4. Char Delabar


    June 5, 2018 at 8:56 am

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