Feb 14 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day

Published by at 7:04 am under Bird Behavior

American Avocets in courtship dance (photo by Kim Steininger)
American avocets look so romantic when they court. 

Before they mate they do some ritualistic preening and splashing.  Afterward they dance together.  He puts his wing over her shoulder, they entwine their necks, cross their bills and strut a few steps.  How sweet!

Happy Valentines' Day

(photo by Kim Steininger)

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2 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. Kim Steiningeron 14 Feb 2010 at 7:46 am

    What a perfect picture for Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  2. Kate St. Johnon 14 Feb 2010 at 7:52 am

    Thanks, Kim, for your great photo!

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