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.

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