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?


Unknown said...

This is so sweet! Thank you for posting. I found you via a link from the Royal Hats blog. Huntley Meadows is such a lovely place.

Claire said...

Beautiful pictures! Loved the story too. I live just a few miles away in Occoquan and have never seen a bird like this. Maybe I need to pay more attention!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Claire Red wing blackbirds are common. Have you been to the Occoquan wildlife preserve?

Claire said...

I have not. I have been meaning to so I just need to prioritize it!

Unknown said...

I live in Springfield - be sure to go to Mason Neck as well -

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