Red Wing Blackbird Courtship

Red Wing Blackbird Courtship

There were a large amount of red wing blackbirds at Talking Water. Not having been on the singles scene for awhile, I didn’t immediately realize what was going on.

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In fact, I almost missed Ms. Blackbird, the Mr. being so much flashier.

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She would sing her song,

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And then wait and listen.

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Mr. Blackbird got all excited when another male checked her out and ended up dive bombing her perch thus being a bit forward and driving her off. Subtlety dude, learn it.

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He apparently talked her back, but she wasn’t about to jump into anything. Smart girl.

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Apparently she decided he was alright and they could hang out together and share a cattail pile.

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If he’s like that now, he always will be. You get used to it or you break up, that’s the way it goes. So he’s a little loud, doesn’t mean he’s not a nice guy.

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I expect these two will be nesting up together before long. Looks like the dating scene hasn’t changed much.

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