Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Yard Is Now X-rated

I honestly cannot look out the windows of my house, and certainly not with the binoculars these days, unless I want to be red-faced. My neighbors (the feathered ones) are most heavily involved in their romantic activities.  The males are bringing food and putting it so delicately in the mouths of the females as if giving gentle kisses.  It is a most intimate gesture and can take your breath away.

Some of the males are changing clothes into formal wear right before my eyes as they get ready for their courtship dances.  Their pale yellow colors to deep golden sunlight which matches so perfectly with the spring flowers on the small tree in the photo below and this color will continue to coordinate with the tulip tree flowers in a week.





The males and females are dancing high in the air and put any TV show with professional dancers to shame.  Then when landing together, the male will thrust out his chest and present a most provocative stance.  (The female in the photo below is pretending she does not notice as she plays hard-to-get.)




They sing at the top of their little lungs, AND OF COURSE they are doing things that...well...are just a little too uninhibited and makes one wonder if they might not break something or fall off of a branch or hurt themselves in the process.  I did not take pictures of that because I consider this a family blog.

As spring moves on,  they are checking out the bird houses with frequency, peaking in and peaking out while not yet collecting nesting materials.  The drama begins!


16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Go birdies!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yes! I'd have my face pressed against the glass watching the show every day!

One Woman's Journey said...

Oh my, you have a way with words :)
My Jamie writes similar to you...
I think I am kind of dull - maybe old fashion.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...peep show...

deb colarossi said...

It's shocking ,
and wonderful!
and you are right.. loud. I don't know if it's just me but the robins have kicked it up a few decibels this year.

Angie said...

LOL an adorable post, Tabor. :)

Celia said...

Loved your post, beautiful bird pictures.

Kerry said...

Smiles!

Dave said...

Tabor, that was anice blog and introduction to spring. I hope you all have a nice one - Dave

Granny Annie said...

Here you have spun and illustrated a delightful tale:)

Hilary said...

So cute.. and wonderful pics.

Dave said...

Well done Tabor for getting Hilary's POTW - Dave

slommler said...

Beautiful!!
Congrats on your POTW award
Hugs
SueAnn

Out on the prairie said...

A symphony of love all around you

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunning birds. Congrats.

MaggieGem said...

Well we've got the birds.... what about the bees?

Great shots! Congrats on POTW