Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday: Fighting Flycatchers

I've been MIA for a bit - working hard but playing harder.  I've done quite a bit of travelling and bird-watching.  I'm back just in time for Wild Bird Wednesday with a few of the more than five hundred photos I now have to wade through.         

Is it wounded? Dancing? 

Then there were two and I thought it was two males fighting.  They were all over the place.  On the ground...

In the trees...

Or maybe they were a male and female doing...ummm...errr...something else...

Then I noticed this guy would try to sit by them during an occasional lull in the action and realized they were two female Vermilion Flycatchers.

What!?!?  Ladies, you've got it backwards.

Photos taken in Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park.

For more birds from around the world, or to link up your own, visit Wild Bird Wednesday.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Huh....who knew ladies battled it out like that?

mick said...

Interesting birdy action!

NatureStop said...

Nicely captured!Have a great day!


Tempo said...

..and who says we have nothing to learn from Nature?
A nice capture of shots, nice work.

eileeninmd said...

Great action shots! I love the pretty Vermilion Flycatcher.

Stewart M said...

Not an everyday sight for any species!!

nice set of behaviour pictures.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ha! Great post.

sage said...

Just need a little mud... Great shots!

Wally Jones said...

Those Texas birds! They can teach us a thing or two!
Wonderful series of pictures!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I didn't know they were such fighting birds! Cute, though. When they're not attacking each other.

David P. King said...

Great shots! Makes me wonder what they're fighting over ... :)

Charlie from Online Doctorate Degrees said...

You have been lucky to capture this set of behavior photos, especially from flycatchers. Even wildlife photographers spend considerable time getting photos like these as they are not seen most of the times. Thank you for sharing them with us as well as for the link. Great job and hopefully you can have other similar photos in your future posts.

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Along These Lines ... said...

Could do with a few fly catchers around our home at the moment

NatureFootstep said...

ouch, they seem even worse then people. Great photo catch.

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