Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Do a Little Dance, Make a little love, get Down tonight ....

Unfortunately, unrequited love for this lovesick redwing blackbird at Huntley Meadows in Fairfax County, Virginia.  All photos by me.

(A little diversion to make us smile)

I am ready ...

I sing of my love, hear me, darling 

Love, Love, Love

I am so nervous ...She is so pretty ... I want to get to know her 

I see her, the prettiest here at Huntley Meadows

I am stud bird

Ready to make my move

Wiggling,  showing off the moves. does she notice?


Hi again,  you are very pretty

What have I said to offend you?  I like you.  I want to get to know you better

This is not looking good

Want to grab a bite?

What can I do, what can I say to make her like me?

My heart is breaking

I want to know her better

Go away.   I already have a boyfriend .. he has a much bigger nest.

I am too good for you

Be gone!

So sad.  My heart is breaking

Flies into to grasses -- and starts hissing/swearing (really, you could hear the bird)

I will never come out again.  So sad

Takes a deep breath ...  I will try again

She's gone.  Noooooo

What is on Birdflix tonight?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A boy for Paul and Frederica

Belgrade 2010  @Marlene A Eilers Koenig

June 2, 1940

Crown Princess Frederica of the Hellenes gave birth to a son today at Pyschico Palace, which is four miles from Athens, reported the Associated Press.

Frederica is the wife of Crown Prince Paul, heir presumptive to the Greek throne.  He is the brother of King George II.

The infant prince, whose name has not been announced, is second in line to the throne.

Crown Prince Paul married Princess Frederica of Hanover in January 1938.  She is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg and a granddaughter of former Kaiser Wilhelm II.

The couple has a 19-month old daughter, Princess Sophie.

The prince's birth has "evoked widespread public celebrations and temporarily diverted Greece's attention form the threat of war in the Eastern Mediterranean."

this and the above photos - Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

This and the photos that follow  @Marlene A Eilers Koenig    NYC 1980s
Belgrade 2013

Belgrade 2013

Belgrade 2010   for Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine's 25th anniversary.  The King was the Crown Prince's best man